After months of speculation and indecision, Hairston has now come to a decision of when he will announce his college choice.
"I've decided, after talking it over with my family, that I am going to announce my decision Wednesday at 4 p.m. at my high school," Hairston said. "I think I know where I want to go now, but we're just going to wait until Wednesday to announce it."
Hairston indicated that, although they still have to talk to all of the coaches involved Tuesday evening, that it was very unlikely his decision would change.
"I'm pretty sure of myself now," he said. "We just have to talk to the coaches, but I think we're comfortable, as a family, with my decision."
Although reports had surfaced that Hairston had narrowed his choices down to two schools, he did not tip his hand on which schools were in the final running.
Besides Ohio State, the 6-6 Hairston was also considering Kansas, Oregon, Oklahoma, UCLA and nearby Michigan.
Hairston is ranked as the nation's No. 2 small forward and No. 9 prospect overall in the 2004 class by TheInsidersHoops.com. As a senior at Detroit Renaissance, he averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds a game for a Renaissance team that went 27-0 and won a state championship. As a junior, he averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots per game.
Hairston, a second-team All-USA pick by USA Today, then played in the McDonald's All-American Game and scored a team-high 23 points in the Jordan Capital Classic. He also tallied seven points in the Nike USA Basketball Hoops Summit against an international all-star team.