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Jenkins-Stone eager to join U-M

Middle linebacker commit stands out for leadership skills and ability to tackle

Updated: September 22, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
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.

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