Is Hairston Closing in on a Decision?

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Because of Tropical Storm Hanna, Courtland (Fredericksburg, VA) junior forward Josh Hairston was unable to make his most recent scheduled unofficial visit. The 6-8 prospect, one of the top recruits in the 2010 recruiting class, had planned to be in Charlottesville on Saturday to check out UVa but decided against making the trip.

“Hopefully, we can get back there,” said Hairston, who had visited UVa several times previously. “The [Virginia coaches] understood because it was raining pretty hard here. They definitely still want to get me down there and I still want to go down.”

While Hairston would like to get back to Virginia for another visit, he did not rule out making a college choice without doing so. Up next on his visit schedule is a trip to Duke, a program he is very impressed with.

“I’m going to Duke for a football game and to spend the day there,” Hairston said. “[Duke 2010 class commitment] Andre Dawkins and [top 2010 point guard] Tyler Thornton will be there, too.

“Really, I just want to see how the fans are there. The first time I went there, Coach K was having a big camp for little kids and he was real focused on that. I’ve heard they have the greatest fans for basketball. Every time I go down there I enjoy myself. I’m expecting this time to be even better. I’ll be there with my family. I’m looking forward to it.”

Is there a chance a college decision comes soon after this weekend’s visit?

“This is around the time I really wanted to have it done,” Hairston said, referring to his college decision. “I’m looking at all my options right now, trying to get back around to some of these schools. I’m not sure when I could decide. It really depends on how I feel about the situation.”

No other visits have been planned, but Hairston said he is working on setting up a trip to Virginia Tech. Also,