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.
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.