Four star wide receiver Michael Bumpus (6-0, 185, 4.5) from Culver City, Calif., came home from his visit to Washington State. He had a good a time in Pullman visiting with former Culver City standout Karl Paymah. Paymah, who starts for the Cougars at cornerback, was Bumpus’ host.
Though Bumpus had a great time in Pullman catching up with Paymah he did not commit to the Cougars.
There was a rumor circulating yesterday that Bumpus had committed to USC but as of right now that is false.
The word is Bumpus is leaning USC’s way. He is really close to his mom, so he wants to stay close to home or at least play in the Pac10.
If Bumpus does leave home and the Pac10 area, look for him to end up at LSU. Bumpus took an unofficial visit to LSU over the summer and he has set an official visit to Baton Rouge campus (November 11th).
Something to consider is his father lives in the Baton Rouge area and that he likes the LSU program.
Bumpus has been a Jack-of-all-trades his senior season. He is getting the job done at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver.
Bumpus is played quarterback because junior quarterback (and someone to watch for next season) Chris Cueva (6-3, 215, 4.8) was nursing a concussion.
Bumpus has only played two and half games this season due to an injury he suffered in the opener against Los Alamitos. He has only played one half of football as a wide receiver in 2003.
Look for Bumpus to visit USC as on of his last three official visits with Washington, Oregon, Kansas State, Nebraska and Colorado vying for the last twoa.
Bumpus is a member The Rivals100 team for the class of 2004 and his rated as the 70th best prospect at any position, he is rated as the nation’s number 10th wide receiver, he is also a member of the Super West 60 team as the 17th best prospect in the west and made the California top 100 team landing in the lucky number 13 spot.