Addison Gumbs (Brandon Huffman)

4-star OLB Addison Gumbs Could Announce Today

Aug. 17 -- Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep outside linebacker Addison Gumbs plans to announce his decision by the end of August and a few schools are under the most serious consideration...

Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep outside linebacker Addison Gumbs will announce his decision before the end of August.

In fact, it could be any day that the four-star pops -- per Greg Biggins, Gumbs might even announce today.

Initially planning to announce in June, then pushing it back to July, Gumbs decided to be more deliberate in his recruitment.

But now, it is winding down.

"It will be this month for sure," said Gumbs.  "It could be really soon in fact.  I'm still considering every school recruiting me until it's time to make a decision."

But Gumbs did say that a few other schools are standing out.

OklahomaUCLAUSCTexas A&M and Nebraska  are the schools that I think I'm looking at a little more right now," said Gumbs.  

The Huskers haven't had Gumbs visit, and even if he commits this month as planned elsewhere, he still wants to get out to Lincoln.

"I never got out to Nebraska, but I planned to go out on September 3, and that is still something I want to make happen.  Even if I commit before then, I still think I will take that visit," said Gumbs.  "Coach (Trent) Bray is recruiting me the most.  I talk to Coach (Mark) Banker on the phone too, but it's mostly Coach Bray and Coach (Mike) Riley."

There has been more and more buzz building for Oklahoma of late and the Sooners have made a big impression on Gumbs.

"Coach (Tim) Kish is the main coach recruiting me at Oklahoma.  I talk to Coach Mike (Stoops) and Coach Bob (Stoops) and I feel I have a great relationship with that staff.   Coach Kish, though, is who I have a great relationship with," said Gumbs.  "I went out there during their spring ball and I liked how they use their linebackers."

UCLA has long been on Gumbs' short list and that hasn't changed.

"Coach (Scott) White has been recruiting me from the beginning and I hear from him every day," said Gumbs.  "Coach Angus (McClure), I hear from as well and Coach (Jim) Mora too.  I've been there a number of times and I like the school a lot and how they'd use me."

USC has also been a constant.

"Coach Clancy (Pendergast) has been recruiting me the most there, but I talk to Coach (Johnny) Nansen and Coach Clay (Helton) a lot, said Gumbs.  "USC would be a great fit and I've visited there multiple times."

Texas A&M has also started to make a push for Gumbs.

"Coach (John) Chavis has been pretty active recruiting me and Coach (Terry) Price has been too," said Gumbs.  "I talk to them and Coach (Kevin) Sumlin every week and feel like I have a great relationship with them.  They actually like me as a straight up defensive end."

The 6-4, 220-pound Gumbs said that he will take no more than two official visits, the one trip to Nebraska (which isn't a certainty) and the visit to the school he commits to.

"It has been a fun process, but I'm ready to get this done and set up my official visits once I get committed," said Gumbs.

Gumbs will enroll in college in January after he plays in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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