Entrance Interview: James Ross

Entrance Interview is a series at WolverineNation -- similar to our Exit Interview series -- where we chat with incoming Michigan football and men's basketball players about their thoughts as they start college, what their expectations are, and what they'll miss most about high school.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- James Ross (Orchard Lake, Mich./Saint Mary’s) is a teenager built like a man, muscle put together on top of muscle with baby fat all but eliminated. One of the players signed by Michigan in the Class of 2012, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker looks more like a 25-year-old who has spent a decade building his body instead of a high school student transitioning to college.

But Ross is about to be a freshman for the final time in his life later this month when he matriculates at Michigan. WolverineNation caught up with him at the Sound Mind Sound Body Academy to chat about his competitive streak, life with family, advice for his little brother and his love of the ladder.