"It's really a blessing because not a lot of people can say they have a full ride to play football, and D1 at that, so it is really a blessing," Lumpkin said.
The 5-9 175 RB/WR has the speed to be a major asset as a space player either as a slot or coming out of the backfield.
"I was offered as a slot (receiver) but they also see me playing running back and returning kicks," Lumpkin said of Ball State's plans with him. "I'm an electric play maker; I can make a lot guys miss. I am very fast but I also surprise a lot of people with my strength."
Lumpkin, who has interest from West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Bowling Green, Toledo, Kent, Navy, Army & Middle Tennessee State, has been impressed so far with his interactions with Ball State and plans on learning a lot more.
"I really like the offense they have and the coaches I have met so far are really cool," Lumpkin said. "And I plan on visiting soon and learning more."