4-star Addison Gumbs Staying Busy in Spring

Mar. 29 -- Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep four-star linebacker Addison Gumbs started a busy week of visits and has plenty of schools on the docket for the spring...

Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep outside linebacker Addison Gumbs is set for a busy week of visits.


Gumbs got his spring break tour started with a trip to USC over the weekend, his second time in Los Angeles to check out the Trojans.

"This was my second time there, but my first time going to the Coliseum," said Gumbs. "I had gone to their Junior Day and met Coach (Clancy) Pendergast then, but this time I talked more with Coach (Clay) Helton."

Gumbs said the visit was a good one.

"I had an awesome time at USC," said Gumbs.  "I loved the vibe there.  I talked to pretty much the entire staff there so that was very cool.  Coach (Tyson) Helton is mostly recruiting me.  It was a good visit."

Gumbs will visit four more schools over the course of this week.

"I'm going to Oregon State (Monday), Oregon on Tuesday, Texas A&M on Friday and Oklahoma the following Monday," said Gumbs.

Gumbs will return to Los Angeles later in the spring to visit UCLA.

"I only went to USC this weekend, but I plan on visiting UCLA again soon," said Gumbs.  "I visited there earlier in the spring and it was a great visit. I got the offer from there and talked to Coach (Scott) White and Coach (Jim) Mora a little.  We have a good relationship and I had a great time down there.  I talk to Coach (Angus) McClure a lot too."

California is near Gumbs' home and the Bears are making a push as the local school.

"I'm being recruited by a lot of coaches from Cal," said Gumbs.  "There is a little pressure from people close on how it could be great to stay close to home and play for them.  But they offer a lot more than just that."

Gumbs is planning on visiting more schools throughout the spring and summer.

"I'm trying to visit most of the schools that have offered me and trying to make my way around," said Gumbs. 

Gumbs has around 25 offers and thinks the majority of the schools that have offered already have.

"I have most of them that I think I were coming and I'm really happy with the ones who've offered," said Gumbs.

Gumbs plans to return to The Opening Oakland in May.

"That is the only camp I'm doing this spring and I'm looking forward to the regional and hopefully getting invited to The Opening finals," said Gumbs.

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