Springs ready to make decision at The Opening

San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt corner back Arrion Springs is ready to make his choice.

Arrion Springs has a lot on his plate after only one day at The Opening. In addition to competing against the top athletes from his class, Springs confirmed that he will be giving his verbal commitment to either Texas or Oregon on Tuesday at the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore.

"I don't know exactly what time, but I know it will be tomorrow," Springs said. "I wanted to do it on the big stage, and what bigger stage is there than on ESPN."

Springs recently returned from a visit to Texas, where he met former players Aaron Ross and Tarell Brown. He camped at Oregon two weeks ago and said he has noticed similarities in the way that Oregon secondary coach John Neal and Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina have recruited him.

"They give you your space," Springs said. "They're not blowing your phone up every week. There's a few messages here or there, or they call me really quick. They're not really on me 24/7, which I like." Springs has already notified some schools of his decision, as well as roommate Mattrell McGraw, who recently named Oregon to his top three. He said that factors such as his connection to his coaches, quality of facilities and conference competition factored into his final choice, since both schools plan to use him in a similar way.

"At both I'd be playing corner," Springs said. "They both talk about nickel and corner and sometimes going over the top and playing a little safety if it ever comes down to it."

Of course, Springs is still focused on performing well at The Opening. He posted a 4.44 40-yard dash time and a 35.8-inch vertical during the SPARQ testing on Monday morning.

"I tested well, I thought," Springs said. "I hurt my shoulder two weeks ago at the Oregon camp. I think if I would've thrown the power ball better, I would've been in the top 10, but I'm not really trippin' on that."

Though testing their skills against a vast pool of elite competition isn't as familiar for some athletes, it isn't for Springs.

"Dallas NFTC is pretty much the same thing," Springs said. "We have a lot of great players out there in Texas, so it's not really a new thing for me to play against other top talent."

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