Ducks Land 4-Star CB Prospect

And to think some critics said Oregon would take a recruiting hit.  Bollocks!

4-star cornerback Arrion Spring out of San Antonio has committed to play for the Ducks beginning in 2014.  The announcement was first released by ESPNU on July 2.

Coach Helfrich is already building for his future.

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Coach Helfrich is already building for his future.

Springs is considered one of the top prospects in the nation at his position and has earned himself the No. 10 cornerback ranking coming out of high school on 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.  The Theodore Roosevelt High School standout combines a solid 5′ 11″, 192 lb frame with the elite high school speed (4.48 40).  Though Springs predominantly plays cornerback, he can also be used at nickel or safety.

As seen in Springs’ recruiting video (above) his football instincts are good.  He has the ability to turn and run with receivers, provide firm run support, and pack a wallop in doing so.  Springs also brings breakaway speed to his game, which is evident in his 100-yard interception return.  Such qualities will bolster Springs’s chance of seeing the field early and often in his collegiate career.

Given today’s social media-heavy world we live in, Springs is an active tweeter who regularly interacts with his fans.  Follow him, @A_Springs4, to wish him luck in his senior year in high school or to express your excitement about his decision to become our newest future Duck.

All Oregon has to figure out now is how best to utilize Springs’ talents.

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Michael Carnow

Michael Carnow

Michael is a long time sports fanatic from San Diego, California. He has written for a several sports blogs including the Oregon Men’s Club Lacrosse team. In high school, Michael played football and lacrosse for four years, which fueled his passion for the sports world. Admittedly, Michael is only recently became a Duck fan after years of cheering on USC but like Pete Carroll, he flew North for the winter and never looked back. As a recent University of Oregon graduate, Michael appreciates your feedback and is eager for what comes next. You can follow him on Twitter: @mbcarnow

  • Ansen

    I liked when the ESPN guys said during The Opening that Springs was a physical corner that could play some safety – and then went on to compare him to Cliff Harris. Huh? Sometimes I think these east coast “analysts” don’t even watch the Ducks, but like to pretend to be cool like they do.