Springs has Oregon on top as decision nears

San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt defensive back Arrion Springs is ready to make his decision.

Talented Texas defensive back Arrion Springs says he's ready to make a decision. In an interview with eDuck on Monday morning, the four-star athlete said that he's down to two schools and will make his decision at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. next week.

Texas and Oregon are the two universities that Springs will decide between. As of right now, Oregon holds the edge.

"They're my number one school right now," Springs said.

His decision will come on the heels of a successful unofficial visit to Oregon last week. Springs worked out for defensive backs coach John Neal and offensive coordinator Scott Frost, and put to rest any doubt that the coaches had about his ability to be an effective player at the cornerback position.

"They knew I was a great player, and they said that watching me with the 1-on-1's," Springs said.

The relationship between Springs and the coaching staff seems to be growing. He specifically mentioned that he was impressed with the way the coaching staff worked together as a cohesive unit during his visit.

"Everybody on the coaching staff, they like each other," Springs said. "There's not one coach that doesn't like another coach."

During the three-day trip, Springs spent some time taking in Eugene and said that the city was noticeably different than what he's used to in Texas. He also gave glowing reviews to the new facilities under construction near Autzen Stadium.

"You've got the mountains in the background and the nice trees. It's a lot different," Springs said. "The new facilities they have are going to be crazy. I went inside, even though they're not open yet, to check them out. It's going to be awesome."

Though he isn't sure on the specific date, he plans on announcing between July 2-3. During his time at The Opening, Springs wants to make an individual impact, but also take some time to enjoy the experience with his team.

"I'll probably go hard the first day for the combine and try and get top 10 with the NFTC part," Springs said. "With 7-on-7's, I'll probably hang out and chill. I'm not really trying to go hard for that. I'm not trying to get anybody hurt or anything like that. It'll be more just trash talking and having fun with my team."

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