"I have 24 offers so far," Addison Gumbs said. "I can't say I was expecting to have this many this early, but I can't say I am surprised either. I have worked really hard and this was what I have been working for."
The scout 300 member has offers from local programs such as USC and UCLA and some schools in the southeast such as Arkansas and Mississippi State among others. The 6-4, 220 pounder reports that most schools report that they are impressed with his versatility.
"Some schools are recruiting me to play defensive end and some other schools are talking about me playing as an outside linebacker in the 3-4," Gumbs said. "I feel like I could do both if I needed to. I just want to play and help the team. I just want to play where the team needs me."
Travel has been a big part of things for the four star standout and more schools should expect Gumbs to take the guided tour of their campuses before he makes his college selection.
"I have been to some schools around here and I have been to some schools in the southeast," Gumbs said. "I am going to go see a few other schools before I narrow it down. I want to see as many school as I can, so I know where I fit in."
While some expect a Pac-12 program to ultimately win Gumbs' signing day signature, he himself reports that he is still open to all comers.
"Location is not going to be a factor in my decision," Gumbs said. "I will go north, east, south or west if I need to. I just want to find the right opportunity. I want to find a place where I feel comfortable. I want to pick a school where I would be happy even if I didn't play football.
"I am just going to take my time and see what everybody has to offer, before I make a decision. I would like to make it in the early summer, but I will just have to see how things go. I don't want to rush into anything."
Gumbs projects as a linebacker and he has the high school resume to prove it. Expected to be a player in demand for the National All-Star games, Gumbs is a high profile player who's stock should only rise in the spring evaluation period.
Stellar Prep was a playoff team a season ago and expectations are high heading into the 2016 season. Gumbs would like to have his decision made prior to the fall, so that he can focus on his senior season and the business at hand.