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Michigan Football Recruiting: 3 Commits In Rivals250

Three of Michigan's 10 commits so far for the 2012 recruiting class are ranked in's top 250. Only linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone is in the top 100 (he is ranked 87th), but two others -- James Ross and Joe Bolden -- are in the Rivals250.

Ross, another linebacker, is ranked No. 143. That makes him a four-star recruit, which is also the case for Jenkins-Stone. Only the top 17 players on Rivals have five stars, but the rest of the top 250 has four stars.

Bolden, a linebacker from Cincinnati, is ranked 167th in the Rivals250. This means that three of Michigan's four linebacker commits are ranked as one of the top 250 players in the nation, and three of them have four stars. The only linebacker commit not in the top 250 for Michigan is Kaleb Ringer, who does have four stars on Scout and is ranked as the No. 9 middle linebacker in the nation on that site.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from