Detroit, Mich. wing Malik Hairston talked with James Hale earlier this evening about his visit to Norman last weekend.
Hairston, who is ranked the No. 2 small forward in the country by The Insiders, is considering Ohio State, Michigan, UCLA and Kansas along with Oklahoma.
OUINSIDER: How was the visit to Oklahoma?
HAIRSTON: "It went very, very well. It was a great visit."
OUINSIDER: What did you most enjoy about your time at OU?
HAIRSTON: "Playing ball with the guys there. It's a great bunch of guys that obviously care about each other. They like to play together and they take care of one another."
OUINSIDER: Is OU a team that can win in the future?
HAIRSTON: "Without question it's a team on the rise. You're going to hear about Oklahoma a lot in the next three or four years."
OUINSIDER: If you commit to Oklahoma can they win it all?
HAIRSTON: "Yes, but they can also get it done without me. I don't want to be put in a position of being the one guy that can make it happen."
OUINSIDER: How about coach Sampson?
HAIRSTON: "Coach Sampson is exactly like what I thought he'd be like. He's a great guy that cares deeply about his players. He really knows basketball and he's a player's coach."
OUINSIDER: Did the visit enhance OU's chances?
HAIRSTON: "Yes, it cleared up some things about what Oklahoma is really like. I did not come away with any negative thoughts."
OUINSIDER: Does OU have a realistic chance to sign you?
HAIRSTON: "OU has a legitimate chance. Sure."
OUINSIDER: So what's the timetable for a decision?
HAIRSTON: "I'll sit down with my dad and my coach and we'll evaluate all the schools. I would think we'll have a ledger that we can write the pluses and minuses of each program. There has to be a systematic way to narrow this down to a choice."
OUINSIDER: So you have not eliminated any of the schools?
HAIRSTON: "All the schools I visited have a chance. I'd like to have a decision by sometime this week. But I won't have a definite day that I'm going to have to make a decision by. I would say it'll be later in the week sometime."
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