Irish Remain on Darboh's Mind

Dowling High (West Des Moines, Iowa) receiver Amara Darboh already made several trips to Notre Dame, but he may not be done. The four-star spoke to IrishEyes.com about his recruitment, his relationship with the Notre Dame staff and his summer plans and when he could make a decision.

Dowling High (West Des Moines, Iowa) four-star receiver Amara Darboh is carefully going through the recruiting process, and making sure he knows looks into every aspect of the programs recruiting.

He's already given Notre Dame a very hard look, and Scout.com's 25-rated receiver will continue to do so.

"I'm going to go there in the summer and check it out," said Darboh, who added what he liked about Notre Dame. "It's great because they have a great tradition there. Coming from a Catholic school, it feels like I'm not too far from home."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Darboh already knows plenty about the Irish. He visited campus several times, and speaks to assistant coach Chuck Martin regularly.

"I talk to them a lot, and coach Martin visited my school (this spring) and I got to say hi to him," Darboh said. "I've been there three or four times, and every time I go there I have a good time."

Martin isn't the only member of the Irish staff Darboh communicates with.

"I went to the camp there, and our relationship was built then and it keeps building," he said. "I talk to coach Kelly every time I go there. He's a nice guy, he wants to win, and it seems like he's trying to get the right players at Notre Dame that will help him win."

Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin are among the schools to offer Darboh, but he is yet to start trimming his list.

"I'm sure I will shortly," he said. "I think probably right before or after I take my (summer) visits I'll have some sort of a list. I'm not sure how many (will be on the list), but it will probably be a top five, top six, something like that."

Does Darboh know any schools that will make the cut?

"Right now it's hard to tell," Darboh said. "I don't know as much as I need to about all the schools. I'm trying to get around and learn more and more about the schools. I'm having a great time with it. I never thought I would be in this situation, and I'm very fortunate I have a chance to go through this."

But when it comes to official visits, Darboh is looking at a pecking order of how the visits will take place.

"I'll probably go to the schools I haven't been to yet, and then go to the ones I've already been to later on," said Darboh, who is still isn't sure when he will make a decision. "It depends on how things play out. It could be after I take my summer visits, before the season, or after the season."


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