Darboh On Irish List for 2012

Junior wide receiver Amara Darboh from Dowling High School (West Des Moines, Iowa) made two visits to Notre Dame this year. On his last visit he left with a scholarship offer.

Wide receiver Amara Darboh(6-foot-2, 200-pounds) is a talented athlete that Brian Kelly would like to add to the 2012 Notre Dame recruiting class at some point. Darboh has already been on campus twice this year, and the Irish would like to get him back in South Bend soon.

"I was there this summer for the football camp," he said. "Me and my buddies thought it would be a great experience since we know that Notre Dame has a great football tradition. We also wanted to go there and learn some new things, so we went out to the three-day camp out there

"We got a chance to meet coach Kelly and I talked to coach Martin there too. I got a chance to work with coach Alford a lot. I basically did the receiver drills twice in a row, because I didn't have a defensive position at the camp."

"The camp was pretty much all about football, but I went back later to check out the campus," he said.

Darboh obviously made an impression on the Notre Dame staff during camp, because four months later he was back on campus for an unofficial visit.

"They said that they liked me competitiveness, and they said that they'd keep in contact with me," Darboh explained. "Later on in the year they kept talking with me and they invited me out for the Pitt game, they offered me when I was out there for the game.

"I got a chance to check out the campus a little more and learn more about the tradition of Notre Dame. It's a great atmosphere and they have great fans and people down there love football.

"When I went to the game, I saw that they liked to pass which is a big plus for me," he said. "I like to get the ball and make plays, so that was a plus.

"I know that they've had some loses, but I know that they're rebuilding with the new coaches. When I went to the Pittsburgh game they played well and I think they're headed in the right direction.

In additional to the scholarship offer from the Irish, Darboh has also secured offers from Iowa State, Iowa and Wisconsin. Based on the amount of recruiting material Amara is receiving that scholarship total will likely balloon sooner, rather than later.

"I've been hearing form Nebraska, Arkansas, Oregon, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Penn State," he said. "I've been to a game and Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. I haven't been to one at Nebraska yet, but I'm planning on going to one soon."

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