Michigan added Detroit linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone as a commit on Saturday following its spring game. Jenkins-Stone decided to end his recruitment a bit earlier than most expected by giving his commitment to the Wolverines while in Ann Arbor. The decision was an easy one for Jenkins-Stone, who called Michigan his "dream school."
"I'm just a hands-on guy, I didn't want to put a team out there thinking I'm going to go to them, so why not just go to the team right now that I'm highly interested in," Jenkins-Stone said. "You might as well go ahead and go to your dream school early."
Jenkins-Stone plays for Cass Tech High School. Three players on Michigan's roster (William Campbell, Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon) went to that school, so the pipeline the Wolverines have established with it is continuing under Brady Hoke.
Rivals and ESPN have not yet rated Jenkins-Stone, but Scout gives him four stars and lists him as the No. 2 middle linebacker in the nation (the other sites list him as an OLB). Kaleb Ringer, who just committed to Michigan last week, is ranked as Scout's No. 9 MLB.
Jenkins-Stone has a very impressive offer list. According to Rivals, he holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Tennessee and, of course, Michigan.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
- OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
- OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)