Addison Gumbs (Brandon Huffman)

Bruins Still Trying with 4-star LB Gumbs

Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep linebacker and Oklahoma commit Addison Gumbs recapped his official visit to OU over the weekend but said UCLA is still trying with him...

Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep linebacker Addison Gumbs committed to Oklahoma in August.

But that hasn't kept UCLA from trying with the top outside linebacker out West

UCLA has stayed on Gumbs and was at his game two weeks ago.

"Coach (Scott) White and Coach Angus (McClure) were at my game," said Gumbs.

Gumbs said he's still been in communication with them plus Jim Mora.

"Coach White, Coach Angus and Coach Mora are all still recruiting me," said Gumbs.  

This past weekend, Gumbs took his official visit to his future school and had a great time in Norman.

"It was a great experience," said Gumbs.  "It was definitely the best visit I've been on."

Gumbs was hosted by fellow East Bay native Jordan Parker, a freshman corner from Pittsburg (Calif.).

Spending time with Parker and the other Sooners was a highlight.

"I got to experience spending time with the players and seeing how Norman is similar in a lot of ways to California," said Gumbs.

While Gumbs visited a number of schools on unofficial visits during the spring and summer, taking in a game day in Norman left a huge impression.

"The atmosphere was amazing," said Gumbs.  "It was the first big time college football game I've been to so that was great."

Gumbs said he was eager to see the upgraded facilities the Sooners are working on.

"They're building all new facilities which will probably be the best in the country once they're done," said Gumbs.

Aside from head coach Bob Stoops, Gumbs spent time with the assistants recruiting him.

"I was with Coach (Tim) Kish and Coach (Mike) Stoops," said Gumbs.

An early enrollee, Gumbs will be back in Norman in January.

In the meantime, schools are still trying with him to get him to change his mind or to at least take a visit.

"I haven't decided yet if I'll take any more visits," said Gumbs.  

Gumbs said that Texas A&M, Nebraska and Oregon and a few others continued to reach out in addition to UCLA.

Stellar Prep starts the CIF-NCS playoffs against Vallejo (Calif.) St. Patrick-St. Vincent on Saturday.

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