Iowa receiver weighing his options


Wide receiver Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, Iowa/Dowling) has had his list narrowed down to five schools for some time now. Those five schools are Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, and they all have been waiting patiently for the three-star receiver to make his decision.

"All the coaches have been talking me and haven't been pressuring me to make a decision or anything," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver plans on taking his time with his decision but says he's not afraid to pull the trigger either.

"After talking with other college players and coaches I think I'm going to end up taking all of my official visits," he said. "I have talked to my family, though, and if I come back from a visit and I think I'm ready then I'll just decide."

Darboh says he will most likely end up visiting Florida after his season is over with, since his high school teams is in the playoffs. He does, however, know when he wants to make it to Ann Arbor.

"I'm going up to Michigan for the Ohio State game on Nov. 26," he said. "I think I'm going to Notre Dame on Nov. 19, but I'm not sure yet, and then Florida might be the last one I take."

Depth and how many receivers are committed to other schools will play a small factor into his final decision, but he says he will face competition wherever he goes. On the opposite side, Darboh is also looking at what schools might give him the best opportunity to see the field.

"I've looked at Michigan's depth and I've talked to (wide receivers coach) Coach (Jeff) Hecklinski about the receivers," he said. "He let me know about the opportunities they have. It's nice to know there's an opportunity to prove yourself early there."

Whether there is a chance to play early, or competition in front of him, Darboh is up for the challenge. With a top five firmly in place, it will now just be a waiting game for the coaches at those programs to see who lands the talented receiver.