LB commit Ross should fit well

Mattison envisions nation's No. 7 prospect at position filling spot on weak side

Updated: September 19, 2011, 12:01 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. 5 is inside linebacker James Ross.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's linebacker play has been noticeably poor the past few seasons. Whether it was personnel or coaching is uncertain, perhaps a little of both. Either way, the linebacker position was a major focus for the new Michigan coaches in recruiting.