Springs Raves About Oregon Offer

One of the top safety prospects in the country, San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt defensive back Arrion Springs, discusses his recent offer from Oregon.

Arrion Springs already has an offer list that includes schools like Texas, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame and Oklahoma. He added Oregon to that list last week, after receiving a message from defensive backs coach John Neal.

"Initially I screamed and I threw my phone," Springs said. "I was really excited."

When asked what the coaches liked about his style of play, the 6-foot, 190-pound safety kept it short and sweet.

"That I'm very fast, and physical, and I make plays," Springs said.

Springs discussed where he would fit into the Oregon defensive system and said that he would try to fill holes left behind by impending seniors Avery Patterson and Brian Jackson in the secondary.

"The first year...I'll play either the nickel or the safety," Springs said. "As I get older and they get more players to come, I'll move to corner."

Springs claimed that he had no preference of where he plays should he become a part of Oregon's defensive system. He named Oregon one of his favorite schools, along with Miami and Texas, citing his relationship with Neal and fashion among other things.

"I really like Coach Neal," Springs said. "Me and him have built a good relationship. I like their defense and how Coach Aliotti has it all set up. I'll fit perfect into the scheme to make plays, and the uniforms are just a bonus."

Springs plans to visit Oregon from June 18-21, and has no plans to settle down his recruiting schedule.

"I'm probably going to dive right into it," Springs said. "I'm going to be at the Texas camp this Sunday."

Also planned for Springs is a visit to The Opening in July, as well as visits to Miami and Texas.

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