Hairston Discusses Kansas Visit, Decision

Detroit Renaissance standout talks about his recent official visit to Kansas and where things stand currently.

Detroit Renaissance small forward Malik Hairston made his scheduled official visit to Kansas this past weekend.

"It was a great trip," Hairston told "It was great all around. Coach (Bill) Self is a good guy. I got along with Keith Langford and Aaron Miles."

The 6-6, 185-pound Hairston, who is ranked ninth overall nationally and as the country's No. 2 small forward by, made official visits to Ohio State and UCLA the last two weekends.

When asked if his visits were done, Hairston said, "I don't know. I might end up taking all five visits. I don't know."

Michigan and Michigan State have been mentioned lately in connection with Hairston.

"Michigan is in there without a doubt," Hairston said. "Michigan State, I haven't talked to Coach (Tom) Izzo. I need to sit down and talk to him."

Hairston confirmed that Ohio State is still very much in the running.

"Yes, (assistant coach LaMonta) Stone called and left a message and said he was coming up (Wednesday)," Hairston said.

When asked if he hoped to finalize his choice before the November early signing period, Hairston replied, "I hope to, but I don't know how this is all going to work out."

Hairston enjoyed a fine junior campaign at Renaissance, averaging 22 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocks per game. He then solidified his stock with fine showings at summer camps as well as on the AAU circuit with The Family team.

OSU already has two verbal commitments -- forward Matt Terwilliger and point guard Jamar Butler -- in a class that could number as many four players. If Hairston would sign, OSU would certainly end up with a top-10 class this year.

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