Pressure keeping Springs motivated

Oregon verbal commit and San Antonio (Tex.) Roosevelt cornerback Arrion Springs discusses his season and what he thinks of Oregon's fast start.

Springs admitted that having his recruitment out of the way helped him ease into the season, but that hasn't eliminated all of the pressure. High expectations from spectators and fans have kept him motivated to keep improving his game during his senior season. Though Roosevelt has struggled to a 3-4 record, Springs believes his individual play has improved.

"I've been stellar and played really good, I think," Springs said. When asked about what he's improved on, Springs was quick to answer.

"My ball skills and IQ," Springs said. "I'm just trying to get better seeing things before everyone else does."

Though he remains verbally committed to Oregon, he said that Florida State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma still contact him and want him to visit. Out of those three schools, he thinks one could turn into a visit.

"Probably Florida State because I want to see the Miami game, but I don't know," Springs said.

Springs talks to Oregon secondary coach John Neal on a weekly basis and talked to head coach Mark Helfrich last week about football and, of all things, the television show "Key and Peele". He said he wants to help bring in a large recruiting class to Oregon this season.

"We've never really had a big recruiting class so we're trying to change it up and go big this year," Springs said. "I talk to people as much as I can, but I try to do it without being annoying."

Back in August, Springs took a visit to Oregon when the Ducks beat Nicholls State and came away impressed with his future school.

"It was awesome," Springs said. "It was everything I expected it to be, probably more. The fans…I didn't know it was that crazy because it wasn't that big of a game."

Springs has been keeping up with the Ducks season as they've jumped out to a 6-0 start and has been impressed with the defense effort thus far.

"They're playing really well," Springs said. "The defense is playing really, really good. It's shocking that people are now just starting to figure out the defense is good."


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