Rumph's versatilty makes him special

Navarro is loaded with talented players this year and one of the most versatile is DE/DT Lawrence Rumph (6-3.5, 269). He can play anywhere along the line and after a standout freshman season he's garnered plenty of interest from schools across the country and several offers. caught up with the talented defensive lineman recently and he updated us on things...

Rumph enjoyed a great prep career at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth, Texas, but he admits he didn't take school seriously, so that's why he ended up at Navarro.

"I goofed off pretty much my freshman, sophomore and junior years," Rumph told recently. "I was recruited pretty hard to start out, then schools saw I wasn't going to qualify, so I never really got any offers, but I have some now."

Rumph claims written offers from Baylor and Southern Miss and verbal offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, San Diego State and Kansas.

"I don't consider it an official offer until it's in writing, but those are the ones that have said they are offering me," Rumph said. "Both Houston and Oklahoma are recruiting me as well, but they haven't offered yet."

As a freshman in 2008, Rumph played everywhere along the line and posted over 45 tackles and two sacks.

"My main position is at tackle as a three-tech, but I can play anywhere," Rumph said. "I'm quick off the ball and I've gotten a lot stronger this summer (a 370 pound bench) and I feel like I can do anything a team needs me to do."

Having learned an important lesson about the importance of getting it done in the classroom as well as on the football field, Rumph is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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