July 5, 2010

Lumpkin narrows list to ten

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep offensive lineman Keith Lumpkin is one of the top prospects in the Garden State and he has received offers from schools all over the country.

Now the 6-foot-8, 295-pound line prospect has started to narrow his focus and ten schools are left standing.

Who made the first cut?

"Rutgers, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois, Michigan State, Florida, USF and Wisconsin," Lumpkin said early Monday evening.

"I've visited Rutgers, UNC, Pitt and South Carolina. Hopefully I'll get to visit some more before school starts back."

Lumpkin said nine of those schools have offered him a scholarship. The only school that has not yet is Florida, and the Gators have told him they just want him to visit the campus before they put an offer on the table. Lumpkin doesn't have any set plans to visit Florida or other schools going forward but he said he hopes to visit a few schools during the first week of August, before the school year starts.

He said none of the schools stand out and he likes similar things about all of those that made the cut.

"I just like the programs and the way they run their offenses," he said.

Lumpkin plans on trimming his list again around September or October.

"I would like to take all five officials but you never know," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen yet."

He hasn't been too busy of late as it relates to recruiting but he did take a trip to Rutgers not too long ago. He enjoyed everything the Scarlet Knights presented.

"It was just a visit and just a time to see the school again," he said of his trip to Rutgers. "I talked to the coaches and got a feel for the players. I enjoyed it. Everything was good. I got to talk to some of the players and I enjoyed that."

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