Michael has attended the USC Nike Camp, USC one-day camp on April 13th, and will be attending the speed camp at USC on either June 7th or 14th. He measured out at 6'0" and 185 pounds at the SC Nike Camp. He was able to do 6 reps of 185 pounds and currently maxes out at 225 pounds on the bench, and 330 pounds on the squat. He is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic who also plays soccer, and practices with his school's track team. He scored 17 goals last season as a striker for Culver City High last season.
There has obviously been several schools in contact with Bumpus. He lists USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Florida State, Miami, and Oklahoma as early favorites. USC offered Michael in Mid-May, the same day as Oregon State. West Virginia has also offered. There has been a Bumpus at a PacTen school in the recent past as Larry Bumpus played at Oregon State in the 90's. Michael would like to take all 5 of his official trips.
In regards to USC, Michael has been to a few practices and really likes the atmosphere and coaches. He has been in contact with Coach Carroll and Coach Burns from SC. Bumpus expects to be fully qualified very soon as he is awaiting his SAT results from May 3rd. He would like to major in business management or communications in college. Michael Bumpus is one to watch for the class of 2004.