After taking all five official visits during the fall period, Darrell Arthur has decided to take some unofficial visits before making a decision about his future. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward has already taken one visit to Indiana and is in the process of scheduling some additional unofficial visits.
"Yes, Darrell is going to be taking a number of unofficial visits," said South Oak Cliff head coach James Mays. "He took a visit to Indiana to watch the Duke game. He had a good time on his visit and enjoyed watching the game.
"I know that Darrell is planning to make a return trip to Kansas," he added. "He has not decided on a date yet, but I do know that he is going to Lawrence again to watch a game. Since SMU is right in his backyard, I believe that Darrell will visit them again as well. Another visit to Baylor is also possible."
According to Coach Mays, Kansas and Indiana have emerged as the teams to beat for Arthur, the No. 19 ranked player in the class of 2006. The five-star prospect still has an interest in all four programs, but there is no doubt that the Jayhawks and Hoosiers have separated themselves from SMU and Baylor.
Coach Mays also stated that Arthur could make a decision about what school to attend at anytime. It could happen in the coming days or he could wait until the end of the season.
"It would be fair to say that Kansas and Indiana are the leaders for Darrell," said Mays. "Those two schools are at the top of his list right now. I really have no idea when Darrell is going to make a decision. We have not put a timeframe on that.
"Darrell could walk into my office any day and tell me that he has reached a decision." He added. "He could also wait until the end of the year. I just told him to let me know when he has made a decision and, once he does that, we will be ready to make the announcement."
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