Where is UCLA on Bumpus?

He was the consensus best wide receiver at the Los Angeles Nike Camp, and Culver City's <b>Michael Bumpus</b> is collecting scholarship offers from other schools. UCLA has been his long-time favorite, so what's the current situation with Bumpus and UCLA?

While it's been a couple of months since he excelled at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles, recruiting is still on a roll for Culver City wide receiver Michael Bumpus (5-11, 180).

"I just got offered by Oregon State, and I have offers from USC, West Virginia, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington and Washington State," said the all-state performer.

While a few of those are schools that you might naturally see offering Bumpus, West Virginia sticks out. "One of my former teammates is going there (Jubal Thomas), so they have heard of me and offered. I really don't know much about them," he said.

Currently, Bumpus has his top three as UCLA, USC and Washington. "UCLA is still my top school, but I am not sure what is going on. I know they have mentioned offering, but it hasn't come yet. I really like Coach Embree. He is a real focused guy. I am trying to get to their camp, if I can make it."

Bumpus was a frequent visitor to UCLA's spring practice. "I liked it. It's similar to what we run here. One of my coaches played there (former FB Mark Verti) so I am familiar with it."

With USC and Washington having offers on the table, Bumpus said he'd like to wait to see what UCLA is going to do before making a decision. "I know when the right time to make the decision comes, I'll make it. If UCLA offers, I'll really have to look at it, especially between them and USC. I would like to focus on my senior year. Ii will probably come down to UCLA and USC."

The hold up on a UCLA offer could be academic related, according to Coach Oden at Culver City. "I know that UCLA is doing a real good job with Michael, and he really likes them," Oden said. "But I think they are still holding off to see what his transcripts look like. But he is very interested in playing at UCLA." Oden did say that Bumpus is improving his grades and thinks the transcripts from this semester will help him.

At the Nike Camp, Bumpus was the consensus top receiver of the day, and is coming off a junior year in which he had 75 receptions, 1,081 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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