The hometown school made its move in July 2012, bringing Brumfield in for its annual OL/DL camp. At the end of the one-day camp, then-quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe set a time for the rising junior to return to LSU's campus a few days later for an unofficial visit. It was at that point the Tigers offered Brumfield, high school teammates with Les Miles' and Kragthorpe's sons.
Brumfield ultimately committed to the Tigers on April 20, 2013. He also sparked a string of commitments from U-High underclassmen, as 2015 RB Nicholas Brossette and 2017 RB/LB Dylan Moses committed to LSU in the months following. Brumfield remained firm in his commitment, although he did tab Florida, Florida State and Texas A&M as the biggest competitors to LSU during his recruiting process. He took his official visit to LSU on Jan. 17, 2014, getting the opportunity to meet new OL coach Jeff Grimes.
The Under Armour All-American is rated as the No. 13 OG in America. Brumfield has the versatility to play inside or out on the line, but his future is at guard. That's where the UA coaches slotted him during the week of practice and game, and that's where the Tiger coaches have informed Brumfield that he'll play. He's got great size and possesses nice agility for a player with his frame. Brumfield will have an opportunity to crack the two-deep as a true freshman with a vacated starting right guard position.