There is another player that has been on Rivals100 radar screen since early last summer and we were finally able to track him down. This player has tremendous versatility who will try to play five varsity sports his senior year.
And you thought you were busy.
The player in question is Michael Bumpas (6-0, 185, 4.5) from Culver City, Calif. Bumpas is an outstanding player who starts both ways as a wide receiver and safety.
“Michael never wants to come off the field,” Culver City assistant coach Greg Goodyear said. “To me, Michael is a mini Matt Ware in terms of how athletic he is.”
Bumpas will participate in football, basketball, baseball and track his senior season. He may also play soccer and he’s considered one of the Golden State’s best soccer players.
“Michael would play a football game Friday night and play club soccer on Saturday morning,” Goodyear said.
Bumpas was brought up to the varsity football team as a freshman for the last game and he’s been a starter ever since.
So far this season Bumpas has helped Culver City to a 2-0 record and he will lead them this afternoon when Culver City will play neighborhood rival Los Angeles (Calif.) Hamilton.
Bumpas has caught 15 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns in Culver City’s two victories.
Bumpas is drawing recruiting interest from almost the entire Pac10 and has even drawn interest from Florida State. “FSU sent a tape so that we can send them some game film on Michael,” Goodyear said.
“I showed Michael’s sophomore film to the staff at USC when they were brand new and after about three frames they stopped the film and said this guy is a player,” Goodyear said.
“If our quarterback gets the ball near Michael, he will come down with the catch,” Goodyear said.
Rivals100 will have more on Bumpas in the very near future.