Darrell Arthur is a little less than a month away from scheduling a number of official visits, which will take place in the fall. It is not yet known if the 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas., will use all five official visits, but it's clear that several schools in particular will receive visits from Arthur.
"Darrell has not scheduled any official visits yet," said Jazzy Hartwell, Arthur's AAU coach. "I can tell you that he plans to start scheduling some official visits during the month of July. He has not revealed his top five schools yet, but that will happen in July as well."
Arthur, the No. 10 ranked player in the class of 2006, is currently receiving the most interest from the likes of Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, SMU, Arizona, Connectcuit, Illinois and several other high major programs.
It is believed that Arthur will visit North Carolina, Kansas and Texas in the fall. There has been talk that Oklahoma may recieve a visit as well.
There has been talk that Arthur might test the NBA waters after his high school career ends, but Hartwell made it perfectly clear that college is a top priority for one of the most elite players in the class.
"College is a top priority for Darrell," said Hartwell. "I truly believe that he will go to college, and that's something I will continue to push. I know that his high school coach feels the same way, as does Darrell's family. Unless Darrell is guaranteed to be a top five pick in the NBA draft, he is going to attend college."