Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Jersey number: #52
Last year: Jenkins-Stone was in high school. He had 84 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries; 309 yards rushing, 5 touchdowns; 4 receptions, 43 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Jenkins-Stone is a hulking middle linebacker prospect who should be a very imposing figure once he adds some weight. He was given some high praise early on in the recruiting process and, for whatever reason, didn't produce a great deal during his senior year. Don't get me wrong - those numbers above are very good, but they're not off the charts like many expected. There didn't seem to be a great deal of on-the-field maturation between his junior and senior seasons.
Going into his freshman season, Jenkins-Stone has an uphill battle to climb for playing time. He was recruited for the MIKE position, but the starter is Kenny Demens and fellow freshman Joe Bolden enrolled early and received a lot of hype. And while the depth isn't great at MIKE, there are other options that could slide over from WILL, such as Desmond Morgan and Brandin Hawthorne. There has been some speculation that Jenkins-Stone will play SAM, and that does make sense. The only two SAMs on the roster are redshirt sophomore Jake Ryan and redshirt junior Cam Gordon; last year's other SAMs, Brennen Beyer and Jordan Paskorz, moved to defensive end and tight end, respectively. I actually like the idea of Jenkins-Stone playing SAM because he's not great at diagnosing plays, but either way, he's bound to be no higher than third string. That means he will have to make an impact on special teams or redshirt.
Prediction: Redshirt if possible