There was a time when it looked like Darrell Arthur, the top unsigned player in the class of 2006, would sign a Letter-of-Intent during the late signing period. However, the 6-foo-9, 220-pound power forward from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas, might not be ready to make a decision within the next month. Several new programs have already dropped by the high school to check in on Arthur, the No. 19 ranked player. Additionally, the possibility still exists that he will take a couple of unofficial visits.
"I talked to the KU coaching staff last week and they talked about coming in for a visit," said South Oak Cliff head coach James Mays. "I can't really tell you if they are coming in today (Monday) or not. LSU was in on Friday to talk with Darrell and everything went ok with that meeting. An assistant coach from Arizona has also been by to see Darrell.
"There is a chance that Florida might be coming in to meet with Darrell, but I don't know for sure when they plan to come," he added. "I should know more about that in a couple of days. Right now, coaches are just stopping by to see Darrell and things like that."
After taking official visits to Kansas, North Carolina, Baylor, SMU and Indiana, there was a time when it looked like the five-star prospect would definitely sign a Letter-of-Intent during the late signing period. However, it appears that those plans have changed.
Sandra Arthur, Darrell's mother, has indicated that she would prefer her son attend either Kansas or Texas, but there is no doubt that the No. 4 ranked power forward in the class is going to consider all of his options before he decides.
It has been reported that Arthur might take unofficial visits to LSU and Arizona. As it stands right now, its not yet known of those visits will actually take place. Oklahoma is another school that appears to be making a late run at the talented prospect.
"Everything is still pretty much the same," said Mays. "No visits have been planned yet and I don't know if any visits will be taken. We are just listening to the coaches' that come in and see what they have to say. We don't have a timetable for a decision or anything like that."
Darrell Arthur Scouting Report: Very athletic, Arthur has the size and skill base as well to be a combo forward at the highest level. Capable of dominating the glass, Arthur can, however, play too passive at times. -Jerry Meyer