Oregon or Texas?
Texas or Oregon?
It is the question that has been San Antonio (Texas) Roosevelt four-star defensive back Arrion Springs has been asking himself the last few weeks.
He has gone back and forth over the matter, but as he neared his ESPN announcement he gained clarity on the matter.
After taking an unofficial visit to Oregon he returned to Texas with the Ducks in the lead. Before deciding though he gave Mack Brown and the Longhorns one last chance and he returned from Austin with plenty on his mind.
By Tuesday, Springs' mind was again clear as his announcement time approached.
Oregon or Texas? Springs had the answer and on Tuesday he was ready to make it known.
"I'll be playing my college football at the University of Oregon," Springs said in front of a national television audience.
The Ducks have been high on Springs' list even before he received an offer from the Ducks. Even with offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Nebraska, the Ducks remained among his favorites.
"My favorite is Oregon No. 1, and Florida," Springs told Rivals.com all the way back in September.
In February he told SoonerScoop.com the Ducks were in his top four, and in April he told Rivals.com Oregon and Miami were at the top of his list.
At the end of May the offer he had been waiting for arrived and Oregon was named the leader.
"I just love the way Oregon plays football. It is a great school with great facilities and I like the coaching staff," Springs told Mike Cravens of InsideUTSA.com. "I'd be okay with leaving the state. It is something I talk to my parents about a lot and they are okay with it. Honestly, I wouldn't mind something different."
As decision time grew nearer, he may have whittled his list to two, but he had a pretty good idea which he would choose.
"It's not really hard," Springs said of making his announcement on the eve of his decision. "I kind of already knew where I wanted to go during the season. I was just hoping to get that offer. But I've tried to have an open mind looking at other schools and other schools made a good mark on me as well."
There were plenty of reasons too, especially following his recent visit to Eugene.
"It exceeded my expectations," Springs told Orangebloods.com's Jason Suchomel. "The new facilities blew me away. The coaches bonded together really well and I click with them really well. I feel like I can fit in there."