4-star WR Darboh Ready for Irish Official

Dowling High (West Des Moines, Iowa) four-star receiver Amara Darboh was supposed to make an unofficial visit to Notre Dame this weekend, but plans change. And for the Irish, for the better. Darboh will now be on campus for an official visit. He also has another visit set, and a time frame for making a decision.

What was once an unofficial visit to Notre Dame is now an official for Dowling High (West Des Moines, Iowa) four-star receiver Amara Darboh, who will be on campus this weekend, according to his coach.

Also, Dowling High coach Tom Wilson said the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Darboh has the rest of his visit schedule outlined, and as well as when he would like to make a decision.

"He's taking an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend," Wilson said. "He will be at Michigan the following weekend (for the Ohio State game) and then the plan is to go to Florida one of the next couple of weekends.

"I think it's going to end up being he's going to be there when they don't have a game. We're not firm on that date."

Darboh originally told IrishEyes.com he would make an unofficial visit to Notre Dame for this weekend's game against Boston College, but that has been changed to an official after Dowling High was ousted from the playoffs last weekend.

"The last thing he told me was, ‘Ya' know what? We're going to get this thing wrapped up here pretty soon,' " Wilson said. "He said he wanted to have it done by Christmas.

"I think he wants it done. He was offered between his sophomore and junior year. I think he's done a great job of doing his homework. He's not a kid that has fallen in love with the recruiting process, like some do. I think he's ready to move on and have a clear direction of where he's going to end up."

Wilson added Darboh "keeps thinks close to the vest" and isn't naming leaders, but much more clarity should be gained in the coming weeks.

Darboh already made official visits to Iowa and Wisconsin, and although his trip to Notre Dame and Michigan will be officials, he knows the programs well from already spending time on both campuses.

"I think at this point everybody's got a chance," Wilson said. "The two official visits he has taken, he certainly enjoyed. I know when he went to Michigan on an unofficial this summer …I think he has a sincere interest there but he's waiting to get his guardians up there with him because his guardians weren't with him the last time.

"They've been to Notre Dame quite a bit and have a good feel for that, and they're still in the game.

"Florida is kind of the unknown, to be honest with you, because he's never stepped foot on the campus. All he's done is talk to the coaches."

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