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.”
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!