Springs "surprised" by Irish offer

Defensive back Arrion Springs was offered by Notre Dame on Tuesday, and the speedy athlete talks about what he likes about the Irish and if a visit to Notre Dame is in his future.

Cornerback Arrion Springs of San Antonio (Texas) Roosevelt was offered by Notre Dame Tuesday afternoon, and Springs said he wasn't expecting it.

"I was very surprised to get the offer," Springs said. "The first time that I talked to Notre Dame was today. Defensive backs coach (Kerry) Cooks messaged me on Facebook and told me to call him."

Known for his speed, Springs said that's why Cooks wants him to play for Notre Dame.

"He likes that I'm a fast, physical guy and that I can play corner or safety," Springs said. "I prefer corner, but I'll play either. The fastest I ran on a hand-held timer was 4.36 and the fastest I ran on a laser was 4.46. I'm also very instinctive and I have excellent ball skills."

Springs said his knowledge of the Irish is basic right now, but he's interested in learning more.

"Notre Dame has great tradition and a lot of players that are very successful," Springs said. "It is a very well-known place. That's about all that I know right now. And, they got to the national championship."

"Hopefully, I can visit Notre Dame on an official visit," Springs said. "I'd like to get up there this summer and then see if I want to take an official visit there after that."

The 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back has visited Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Texas Tech so far this spring, but he's not ready to name a leader.

"I don't really have any leaders right now, but I'm hearing a lot from Oregon, Miami, Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech," he said.

Springs says he hopes to decide before next fall.

"I will probably decide before my senior year starts, and then I will still take a couple of official visits to make sure that I made the right decision," Springs said.

Springs is a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 29 cornerback in the 2014 class.

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