He was a driving force behind a St. Peter's 60-7 win Friday at neighboring Bayonne as the offensive line continually opened holes to lead a dominating running game, but Lumpkin is yet to decide whether his college career will continue on the football field or the basketball court.
"For basketball, I heard from St. John's, Seton Hall, Rutgers …like almost all the Big East,'' Lumpkin said. "For football, coach (Rich) Hansen tells me I have schools like Rutgers, Miami, North Carolina State (interested)… I'm not really sure of the other ones.''
Does that mean Lumpkin doesn't pay much attention to recruiting at this point?
"It's not on my mind,'' he said. "I'm just thinking about playing hard and doing well in school and keeping my grades up.''
Lumpkin, a 6-foot-8 250-pound right tackle, said "around this time next year I'll probably know what sport I'm going to do,'' but for now he is trying to enjoy both.
On the football field, he has the length to play on the exterior of the offensive line, and Bayonne found out about that early as Marauders ran the ball at will in the dominating win to improve to 2-1.
"We knew they had a big line so we just had to make sure we did the stuff we worked on all week,'' Lumpkin said. "It was easy, but we wanted to make sure we did all of our zone (blocking) and make sure we got on people and moved them off the first line.''