Penn State quarterback commit Christian Hackenberg of Fork Union (Va.) High and Alabama defensive end commit Jonathan Allen of Stone Bridge High (Ashburn, Va.) are the new five stars in the East, which has eight five-star prospects.
"It's a honor," said Hackenberg, who moved from No. 57 to No. 33 in the rankings. "I don't pay a lot of attention to the rankings but it's nice to get recognition for the work that you do and how you play."
Alabama cornerback commit Anthony Averett of Woodbury (N.J.) High was elevated from a three-star prospect to a four-star prospect.
"It feels good for me and my family," said Averett, who checks in at No. 263. "I can hopefully show them and they could be more proud of me. I try to play my hardest and try my best all the time. I'm very competitive."
The top player in the region is Hermitage High (Richmond, Va.) running back Derrick Green, who is the No. 6 prospect overall and the No. 1 running back in the nation. He is considering Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Florida State and Miami.
USC defensive tackle commit Kenny Bigelow of Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, Md.) is the No. 15 prospect in the nation, followed by Alabama receiver commit Robert Foster of Central Valley High (Moncaca, Pa.) at No. 23, Virginia Tech cornerback commit Kendall Fuller of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) at No. 26, Michigan offensive guard commit Patrick Kugler of North Allegheny High (Wexford, Pa.) at No. 27, and No. 1 among offensive guards, Hackenberg at No. 33 and Cedar Cliff High (Camp Hill, Pa.) tight end Adam Breneman, who enrolled at Penn State this week.
Notre Dame (John Montelus, Alex Anzalone, McGlinchey and Will Fuller) and Penn State (Hackenberg, Breneman, Zayd Issah and Garrett Sickels) tied for most committed players from the region on the Scout 300 with four.
Michigan has a trio of players in Kugler, Henry Poggi and Maurice Hurst Jr.
There were some other significant moves in the rankings:
How the East looks:
Overall ranking (previous ranking)
6 (15) – RB Derrick Green, Hermitage High, Richmond, Va. (uncommitted)
15 (17) – DT Kenny Bigelow, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md. (USC)
23 (30) – WR Robert Foster, Central Valley High, Monaca, Pa., (Alabama)
26 (22) – CB Kendall Fuller, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Olney, Pa. (Virginia Tech)
27 (31) – OG Patrick Kugler, North Allegheny High, Wexford, Pa. (Michigan)
33 (57) – QB Christian Hackenberg, Fork Union High, Fork Union, Va. (Penn State)
34 (95) – DE Jonathan Allen, Stone Bridge High, Ashburn, Va. (Alabama)
42 (38) – TE Adam Breneman, Cedar Cliff High, Camp Hill, Pa. (Penn State)
51 (50) – OT John Montelus, Everett High, Everett, Mass. (Notre Dame)
54 (55) – QB Kevin Olsen, Wayne Hills High, Wayne, N.J. (Miami)
64 (89) – OLB Holland Fisher, Manchester High, Midlothian, Va. (Virginia Tech)
81 (80) – OT Derwin Gray, Edison Friendship Charter, Washington, D.C. (Maryland)
86 (97) – DT Greg Webb, Timber Creek Regional High, Erial, N.J. (North Carolina)
88 (67) – DE Alquadin Muhammad, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. (Miami)
90 (229) – OT Mike McGlinchey, William Penn Charter, Philadelphia (Notre Dame)
111 (94) – CB Eli Apple, Eastern High, Voorhees, N.J. (Ohio State)
112 (65) – OLB Alex Anzalone, Wyomissing Area High, Wyomissing, Pa. (Notre Dame)
116 (260) – RB Taquan Mizzell, Bayside High, Virginia Beach, Va. (Virginia)
120 (275) – QB Damion Terry, Cathedral Prep High, Erie, Pa. (Michigan State)
137 (163) – OLB Dorian O'Daniel, Our Lady of Good Counsel (Clemson)
139 (220) – Maurice Hurst Jr., Xaverian Brothers High, Westwood, Mass. (Michigan)
143 (138) – DT Henry Poggi, The Gilman School, Baltimore (Michigan)
163 (157) – OT Dorian Johnson, Belle Vernon High, Belle Vernon, Pa. (Pittsburgh)
165 (111) – OLB E.J. Levenberry, C.D. Hylton High, Woodbridge, Va. (Florida State)
177 (169) – WR/S Tyler Boyd, Clairton High, Clairton, Pa. (Pittsburgh)
179 (274) – WR Will Fuller, Roman Catholic High, Philadelphia (Notre Dame)
182 (278) – DE Tashawn Bower, Immaculata High, Somerville, N.J. (Auburn)
188 (190) – OLB Matt Rolin, Briar Woods High, Ashburn, Va. (Florida)
190 (131) – RB David Williams, Imhotep Charter, Philadelphia (South Carolina)
229 (297) – DE Garrett Sickels, Red Bank Regional High, Little Silver, N.J. (Penn State)
237 (241) – S Michael Parker, Kettle Run High, Nokesville, Va. (uncommitted)
241 (234) – OLB Zyad Issah, Central Dauphin High, Harrisburg, Pa. (Penn State)
245 (NR) – C Khaliel Rodgers, Eastern Christian Academy (USC)
257 (250) – RB Corey Clement, Glassboro High, Glassboro, N.J. (Wisconsin)
263 (NR) – CB Anthony Averett, Woodbury High, Woodbury, N.J. ( Alabama)
266 (267) – OG Dorian Miller, Metuchen High, Metuchen, N.J. (Rutgers)
276 (299) – DT Wyatt Teller, Liberty High, Bealeton, Va. (Virginia Tech)
277 (147) – DE Dajaun Drennon, Timber Creek Regional (North Carolina)
292 (291) – CB Nadir Barnwell, Piscataway High, Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers)