Recruiting Update: Safety “Springing” to Oregon

Football Recruiting


Following an impressive third day showing at Nike’s The Opening, top safety prospect Arrion Springs (4-Star/San Antonio, Tex.) pledged his commitment to Oregon amid a group of onlookers and fellow preps. The 6-foot, 192-pound secondary defender joins Dominique Harrison (3-Star/San Pablo, Calif.) as the second commit to defensive backs coach John Neal and seventh overall in the class of 2014. Springs is a lock down defender who can play multiple positions on defense but will undoubtedly see time as a return man due to impeccable open field prowess.


Youngster Quin May (NR/Napa, Calif.) is following in the footsteps of former Oregon great John Boyett. A tabbed athlete who can play a myriad of positions, May emulates Boyett’s “MO” of versatility that helped put Napa High School on the map.

Coach Scott Frost from Oregon came by and really wanted me to come up and visit,” said May. “He said they like my athletic ability and versatility.”

May’s 6-5, 210-pound frame allows for quick starts off the defensive line and could translate into a linebackers’ role should he choose Oregon.

“They love my length and my broad shoulders. They said they won’t have any problem getting me filled out when I get on campus,” said May. “I’ve got pretty good speed to rush the quarterback as a defensive player. I love both positions (wide receiver), I just love football and I’ll play either way.”

Basketball Recruiting


G Joseph Young is headed to Oregon.

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G Joseph Young is headed to Oregon.

Head coach Dana Altman is one step closer to completing his 2014 roster.

This past Thursday, redshirt junior Joseph Young (Former 4-star/San Antonio, Tex.) confirmed his transfer to the Oregon following an official visit earlier in the week. The 6-3 Young, coming by way of the University of Houston, is the latest get for Altman and Co. after the early off-season addition of forward Mike Moser.

In his sophomore campaign, Young averaged 18 points and 3.5 rebounds a game, garnering Conference USA third-team honors before announcing his intent to transfer. Now at Oregon, Young has launched an appeal to the NCAA in hopes of gaining the right to play this upcoming season, stay tuned!

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Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks supporter. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is a Ducks football season-ticket holder (since 2010) with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O. A passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting, Flores, a former lacrosse player, brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media. Flores has over seven years of professional journalism experience, including writing for the Statesman Journal in Salem and holding the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban University). He brings his detailed knowledge of recruiting and athletics to the FishDuck team, and welcomes your feedback. Author's Note: "I do not capitalize our rival, "that other school", nor any other institution outside of our beloved UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. WTD!!!" Twitter: @MarkDFlores