Springs on the Rise

San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt defensive back Arrion Springs has picked up a number of offers and has his eye on the Pac-12...

San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt defensive back Arrion Springs has seen an increase in his recruitment, picking up offers from Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Vanderbilt, and Houston.

The 5-foot-11, 193-pound prospect has attended two Junior Days this spring.

"I visited Texas Tech and Oklahoma so far for their Junior Days. Both of the visits were really good; I really enjoyed myself," he said.

Springs' main recruiter at Oklahoma has been defensive coach Bobby Jack Wright and the program impressed him while he was on his visit.

"I liked their workout facilities and the philosophy they have there. They have a great coaching staff," he said.

In Lubbock, the new Red Raiders' coaching staff wasted little time getting in touch with the talented athlete.

"I had an offer from the old staff, but the new coaches reassured me that I still had it. I've been talking to a lot of the coaches; both defensive back coaches and Coach [Mike] Jinks, who covers the San Antonio area," he said.

The staff is one of Springs' favorite things about the program.

"Their program is on the rise; they are trying to rebuild and get something going there. The coaching staff is fun and energetic, they are young," he said.

Next up on the Junior Day schedule is Baylor, which he will attend on March 23rd.

Of the programs that have offered, Springs has no early favorites. He did say, however, that two Pac-12 programs have his attention.

"I've been liking Oregon for a while, when they kind of blew up. I've always wanted to go there. I've been talking with them and discussing offers. I like Washington; they have a great defensive back coach," he said.

Springs will attend the Ducks' camp over the summer. Prior to that, he'll participate in the Nike Football Training Camp held in Dallas the first weekend of April.

The defensive back, who plays both corner and safety, is eager to display the growth he had on the field last season.

"I think I'll most likely end up at corner because I have good hips and I'm pretty fast. I have great ball skills. This season, I had more turnovers, which is what I wanted to do. I got more comfortable, relaxing, knowing what was going to happen in the game," he said.

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