Darrell Arthur, the 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas, has made a decision about his future. After taking five official visits and one unofficial visit, the No. 16 ranked player in the class of 2006 just gave a commitment to Kansas. Arthur intends to sign a Letter-of-Intent with the Jayhawks later today.
"I just like the coaching staff and the coaching environment," said Arthur. "I woke up this morning, I prayed last night, I told my mom it was Kansas and then called my coach."
There was a time when it appeared that KU would be on the outside looking in when it came to Arthur and his recruitment. After taking official visits to Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, SMU and Baylor, it looked like the Hoosiers were the team to beat for the No. 3 ranked power forward in the class of 2006.
Once Coach Mike Davis decided to not return, those close to the situation believed that the Jayhawks would ultimately win out. However, Arthur would eventually decide to reopen his recruitment.
Once Arthur returned home from an unofficial visit to LSU, those close to the situation believe that the Tigers were the team to beat. Many believed that it was only a matter of time before he gave the nod to LSU.
Earlier today, Arthur put an end to all of the speculation. The top unsigned player in the class of 2006 announced that he would be attending the University of Kansas.
"I am going to sign right now," said Arthur with a laugh.