Lumpkin’s cousin, Wayne (N.J.) Passaic County Tech 2017 offensive lineman Carter Warren, earned a verbal scholarship offer from coach Kyle Flood at Saturday’s Big Man Academy.
Warren recently learned of his relationship with Lumpkin, and already sees the three-year starter as a college resource.
“He’s told me about how it’s a great place at Rutgers,” Warren said. “He told me that it’s all family, one team, one mindset. It’s a nice place.”
The 6-foot-6, 283-pound lineman worked as a left tackle in the camp, where Lumpkin and offensive line coach Mitch Browning worked with him up close.
“I went to the Big Man Academy last year, and I grinded and did my thing and the coaches started to notice me,” Warren said. “I came back this year, and I did much better.”
Warren was the only offensive lineman that earned an offer during the Rutgers camp, and likes his early experiences with the program.
“Rutgers is a family,” Warren said. “That’s the best part. They take care of their players, so I like that.
“This is just a full feeling of excitement. It’s my first offer, and I can’t wait to show my talents this season. [At camp], I showed my athleticism.”