Darboh, who made an official visit to Notre Dame to watch the Irish beat Boston College, also was able to envision how he would be used in the offense.
"I talked to him and his guardian," Dowling coach Tom Wilson said. "The impression I got was it was a great visit. I think they enjoyed it, and Amara got to see more of Notre Dame, and more than just Notre Dame football.
"Overall, he got a feel for campus life, and getting to know the players more away from football."
Darboh previously visited Notre Dame unofficially, and gained a strong understanding of the Irish's football program.
But the official visit was full of academic meetings, and gave Darboh a view of the social side of the school, and how he blends with the players off the field.
"I think a big thing for Amara was seeing how he would fit in with the players because he really didn't get a chance to be around a lot of the guys before," Wilson said. "It sounded like he had plenty of opportunities this time, which I thought was tremendous. I think Amara felt really good about that, and I know they also talked about where he would fit it as a wide receiver within the program.
"Amara is pretty in tune with that stuff and he just wants to know how he would be used, just like most kids would, and I think that's two really big things he got out of the visit."
"It looks like there's plenty of time left, but I think he's ready to make a decision so he can just move on," Wilson said. "Obviously, he wants to make the right decision. We'll probably get really specific (Tuesday), but even more so after he gets done with his Michigan visit and he starts looking at different things about the programs he visited."