4-star cornerback Arrion Springs, who hails from San Antonio's Theodore Roosevelt High School, has committed to play collegiate football for the Oregon Ducks beginning in 2014.
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren relayed the news from the ESPNU telecast:
CB Arrion Springs has committed to Oregon. Just shown on ESPNU— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 3, 2013
Springs is considered one of the top prospects in the country at his position. 247Sports.com's composite rankings have Springs listed as the No. 10 cornerback coming out of high school.
The Rough Riders star sports great size for such an early stage in his football career at 5'11" and 192 pounds. That is supported, too, by 4.48 speed in the 40-yard dash, which projects Springs to be a stellar corner on the outside for years to come.
Other options for Springs include either safety position and nickelback. Not only can he flip his hips quick and stay with speedy slot receivers, but he can also pack a wallop in run support. Such qualities only boost his chances of seeing the field rather early at the next level.
When Springs makes the first interception in his highlight video below, fantastic ball skills are evident. Springs understood the route concept that the opposing offense was running, but more importantly, was able to capitalize on it by snagging the ball at its highest point.
When he has a pick-six later on, it shows how dangerous he can be in the open field. Combine that with great hands, and he should be a return threat in college as well.
Should Arrion Springs start as a true freshman?
Even beyond the production on the field, he has desirable intangibles and natural instincts that should make him an immediate factor for the Ducks.
It shouldn't take long for Springs' presence to be felt in Eugene, due to his versatility and precocious football IQ. All Oregon has to worry about is figuring out where precisely to put Springs in order to get the most out of his unique talents.
Note: All statistics and information, unless otherwise indicated, are courtesy of 247Sports.com.