He is setting the bar high for himself, which is great. I hope he hits all of his goals.
An Interview With Royce Jenkins-Stone
Cass Tech linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone was just the fourth player to commit to Brady Hoke's class of 2012, doing so last April. The consensus four-star recruit has since won a state championship with the Technicians and played in the Army All-American Game, and he's looking to continue that run of success at Michigan. I got the chance to chat with Royce over the weekend—via text, hence the short-ish answers—and we discussed his goals for his freshman year and career along with a few other topics:
ACE: How was the Army Game for you? It had to be fun being there with James [Ross, Royce's childhood friend] and your future teammates.
ROYCE: Yeah, it was a great experience. Everyone competed and had fun.
ACE: What are your goals for your freshman year?
ROYCE: Get my weight to 235 [Royce is currently listed at 215 on Rivals, though he looked bigger in person this fall], learn the defense, and see if I can at least get in the rotation.
ACE: You and the whole 2012 class come in with some big expectations. Do you ever feel pressure from that, or more just excitement?
ROYCE: Just excitement because everyone in this class is all about getting better and getting on that field.
ACE: What's it like to know you'll be playing for Greg Mattison as your defensive coordinator next year?
ROYCE: It's good to know you have a coach that knows what he's doing and not leaving when you get there.
ACE: When your Michigan career is over, what do you want to look back on and say you've accomplished.
ROYCE: [I want to say I've been an] All-American and All-Big Ten in my sophomore, junior, and senior year.
ACE: Do you expect to go out on top at Michigan like you did at Cass Tech?
ROYCE: Yeah. I plan on getting a national championship when I get there and before I leave.
Drive isn't everything, but it certaintly is something. I'm impressed with his drive. Positively glad to have him Blue.
I like he says he just wants to learn the defense so he can get in the rotation and not become a starter. I think that makes him sound more responsible and not all " I need to start my freshmen year or I'm going somewhere else!".
By his schedule we're looking at National Championships in 2013 and 2016 at a minimum.
and hope that he's a fortune teller
Cool interview, bro.
Should have asked him what he had for breakfast...
Your penis must be huge.
Your mom certainly was impressed.
a pathetic human being.
understand the shitty comments sometimes towards ACE/aqua. Should be greatful. Maybe sarcasm, who knows.
cant wait to see Royce in uniform and on the field ...he should be a good player for the defense
Thanks ace! Great work as usual!