Jenkins-Stone eager to join U-M

Editor's note: WolverineNation recruiting editor Tom VanHaaren will rank the Wolverines' commitments from 10-1 according to the importance of each to the 2012 roster. Prospect No. 2 is middle linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Middle linebacker might be the most important position in Greg Mattison's defense. Having a leader on the field, someone who can run the defense and make big plays, is a necessity.

The Michigan coaches have found that middle linebacker in Royce Jenkins-Stone. He is a hard-hitting, quick-twitch linebacker who loves taking on a leadership role.