Royce Jenkins-Stone is a name long known to Michigan fans along with his friends and fellow Wolverine commitments Terry Richardson and James Ross. The three took in the Maize and Blue's weather shortened opener against Western Michigan on September 3rd.
"The Michigan game, I went down with Terry (Richardson) and James (Ross),"
Jenkins-Stone told GoBlueWolverine. "It was a good day until it
started pouring down and everyone got out of there when it started thunder
storming and stuff. It was a great game but I felt they could have stopped
the run earlier. I'm still happy to be committed so I can come in and
showcase my skills and show them we can stop that run early. Hopefully they
show a better game on defense against Notre Dame next weekend. Other than
that it was ok. They didn't get too many big plays on them but they could
have stopped the run against Western Michigan (laughter)."
Brimming with confidence, Jenkins-Stone remarked the first couple of
offensive drives wouldn't have gone so well for the Broncos had he been able
to suit up.
"Oh yeah, the run would have been stopped then and they wouldn't have had
any big plays passing because you know the run sets up the pass (laughter).
You're get better running and passing against other teams so they got to
News hitting the Michigan recruiting scene over the weekend was
Jenkins-Stone friend and fellow Cass Tech (MI) Technician, Terry Richardson,
had cooled on taking other visits and remaining 100 percent in his
commitment to the Wolverines.
"I was in his ear a lot every day," Jenkins-Stone explained. "Just trying
to help open his mind up, I was like ‘Terry, if you go somewhere else for
football it's football, ok? You go to league, what are you going to do
after that? You go to Michigan and get a good a degree. Football is always
there but you've got that degree to go do something else with your
was talking to him, but I guess he started listening. He's not taking any
visits and I'm glad he isn't, I'm glad he's still with us."
Now that the two Technicians and fellow friend James Ross all remain
completely in the fold, they discussed their futures together in Ann Arbor
while sitting in the stands.
"We were just telling each other we've got to ball out next year when we
come into Michigan because they're going to be expecting us to make a lot of
big plays. We've got to come in as true freshmen. They need some big
While they are all committed, another big name prospect, Danny O'Brien,
remains uncommitted but visited Michigan unofficially as well.
"I'm always trying on them. He's still uncertain yet, he still doesn't know
what he's going to do yet."
Until that decision comes, O'Brien can expect to continue hearing from
"Oh yeah, oh yeah (laughter)."
After suffering a lopsided defeat at the hands of Farmington Hills Harrison
in the season opener, Jenkins-Stone and teammates bounced back for a 50 plus
point win against Detroit Central. Up next for the Technicians is cross
town rival, Detroit Southeastern.
"We bounced back from that big loss. We let it get to our heads. I'm not
going to lie, we came in a bit big headed in that game and they figured out
where we were messing up at and they executed real good. You could see by
the score. We just came back next week and somebody had to pay for that, so
we put it on Central and we put up better leadership in practice and we
stepped up and did extra work and got that big win, that big, big win
(laughter). Hopefully we can keep it going against Southeastern."
Jenkins-Stone Talks Michigan Opener
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