Darrell Arthur, the No. 19 ranked player in the class of 2006, is less than 24-hours away from releasing his list of five schools that he intends to visit in the fall. Rivals.com is here to breakdown what factors will play a role in Arthur's decision.
Rivals.com spoke to Jazzy Hartwell, Arthur's AAU coach, to get a feel for how the decision-making process is going to work.
"Darrell and I are going to sit-down and look at the incoming class that each of the schools has coming in," said Hartwell. "We are also going to evaluate each of the schools on his list by what position they plan to use Darrell at. The biggest factor in all of this will be the family atmosphere at each school.
"We want to talk about the family atmosphere at each of the schools and how Darrell fits into that," he added. "Darrell and I are very close, and he is used to being around people that care about him. The family atmosphere part of the decision-making process will be extremely critical."
Arthur, the 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas., is currently interested in the likes of Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, SMU, Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana and UCLA.
There was a time when it looked like Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas were the teams to beat for the elite power forward, but two teams in particular have made a late push.
"UCLA and Indiana have come on strong lately," said Hartwell. "Both of those programs have done an outstanding job recruiting Darrell. Both UCLA and Indiana have made a late push."