As recently as five years ago, anyone heading to Dallas to dig up news regarding the Oregon Ducks would have been considered a fool. But after four consecutive BCS appearances and more recruits considering Oregon, the Metroplex has become a prime destination for someone looking to gather information on some of the Ducks' top recruiting targets.
Several were at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp over the weekend:
DB Arrion Springs (San Antonio/Roosevelt): Springs joined Adams, Brown and Edward Paris Jr. (Arlington, Texas/Timberview) to form one of the top defensive back groups we have seen at an NFTC in recent years. The physical speedster could play either corner or safety at the next level and he showed why several elite programs are recruiting him at both positions. Springs said the Ducks will be down to see him next month and he looks forward to the opportunity to get to know Oregon's staff better over time. He is really hoping for an Oregon offer and said that if the Ducks -- along with Miami -- don't offer soon, he will likely move forward focused on the regional schools, with the Texas Longhorns being the clear leader.