"Coach (Bob) Gregory and I were talking and he said they were offering me," Gumbs told Dawgman.com shortly after receiving the offer. "He said he liked the way I played and my ability to get to the quarterback. He said he loved how hard I got after the quarterback and he said that I reminded him a lot of Travis Feeney who just graduated from there this year."
Gumbs had hoped to make a trip up to see Washington when they played Washington State in the Apple Cup at the end of November, but things didn't pan out. However, he said that won't be the case late next month.
"My parents and I are planning to go up there when my spring break is happening, which is the last week of March, so that's when I'm planning to get up there," Gumbs said. "I've never been up there before since my last trip didn't work out, but Washington has been on me for a while, so I definitely have a lot of interest in them and I'll get up there and see what the school and the program have to offer and I'm also going to try and see a practice when I'm up there too."
Washington's offer is just the latest for the talented pass-rusher who totaled 78 tackles and 23 sacks as a junior last season.
He already claims full rides from the likes of Cal, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Washington State among others.
Gumbs said he's already visited UCLA (last Friday) and Cal (the week before that) and he's hoping to schedule several more visits as well.
"I'm planning to see all of the schools that have offered me this spring and summer," Gumbs said. "I know that's a lot of trips, but those schools gave me an opportunity and I don't want to shut anyone out. I want to give every school a fair chance of recruiting me and seeing what they have to offer, so my parents and I will be busy planning that stuff out."
Gumbs has made it known he hopes to make a decision this summer, but he's not holding firm to that timeline.
"I definitely would like to get it out of the way in early summer, but if I'm not ready to decide, then I'm not going to rush anything," Gumbs noted. "As far as what I'm looking for from the school I choose to commit to, the first thing is how comfortable I feel with the coaches and how the city feels where I will end up playing.
"I also am going to be looking at the academics of the school I choose. I want to major in either Business or Communications, so I need to check out those schools and if they can set me up for my life after I graduate and after football is over.
"The last thing is just playing time. I don't want to have anything handed to me, but I will be looking for a place that will at least give me a fair shot at competing for playign time early."
We'll have more on Gumbs in the coming weeks and months and we'll report on his visit to Montlake once he leaves in late March.null