Michigan commit Royce Jenkins-Stone
was honored at the inaugural Celebration of Success Scholarship Banquet Tuesday night. The four-star linebacker received an award for his excellence on the gridiron along with other top prospects in the Metro-Detroit area.
At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, Jenkins-Stone was ranked the No.2 MLB prospect in the 2012 Scout.com rankings. And since signing his letter of intent back in February, he has been focusing on improving before his freshman year as a Wolverine.
"Just trying to stay in shape and stay fit," Jenkins-Stone told GoBlueWolverine.com
. "I'm getting ready for college the best way I can. The best way I know. And just talking to coaches, trying to listen more. Trying to learn more. Just trying to stay coachable. There is always room for improvement."
While his Detroit Cass Tech teammate Terry Richardson
has been vocal about playing early at Michigan. Jenkins-Stone said he has approached playing early in a quieter fashion, but still would like to see the field come fall.
"I'm not really too vocal about it," Jenkins-Stone said about playing as a freshman. "I still do want to play and fit in where I can. I do want to get on the field though. That's a big thing you know. Just been trying to stay fit and trying to stay in shape, and stay coachable. And do what's best I can on the field."
Defending national champion Alabama is Jenkins-Stone first opponent as a Wolverine. Jenkins-Stone was quick to give his prediction on the outcome, and is looking forward to primetime experience.
"You know I am glad they won (The national championship). So when we take them down we're going to be number one," Jenkins-Stone said laughing. "It's a big experience. Everybody is going to be watching that game. I know for sure it's going to be on ESPN, national TV. It's a place of opportunity. Big guys are going to make plays. Great players are going to make plays. It's what you live for."
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Michigan commit Royce Jenkins-Stone was honored at the inaugural Celebration of Success Scholarship Banquet Tuesday night. GBW was there to check in on soon to be freshman linebacker, as he talked about his off-season workouts, playing early as a freshman, his prediction on the Alabama game and more***Video interview included****
Royce Jenkins-Stone was honored at the inaugural Celebration of Success Scholarship Banquet