2015 East Top 150

Virginia has the most prospects in the East 150, Penn State dominates in turns of committed players and there are more defensive ends and cornerbacks than any other position. See the East 150 here.

While more and more prospects make their college decisions prior to their senior seasons, many of the top prospects in the region are waiting to make official visits and taking their time.

Meanwhile, Penn State is dominating with the top commitments in the region, while Virginia seems to be a haven for uncommitted five- and four-star prospects.

Three of the top four prospects in the East – No. 1 Josh Sweat, a defensive end from Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith, No. 2 Ricky DeBerry, a projected outside linebacker from Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher, and No. 4 Christian Wilkins, a defensive tackle from Suffield (Conn.) Academy – are yet to make decisions.

In fact, nine of the top 21 players in the region remained uncommitted, with each of them eyeing a decision either during or after the season. Of the East 150, there are 37 uncommitted prospects.

Penn State has commitments from 19 of the top 76 prospects in the region, and nine of the top 25 players, led by four-star offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins Pittsburgh Baldwin.

As more and more schools from out of the region move into the East to recruit, schools within the region are looking elsewhere, be it Florida, Ohio or even Texas.

After Penn State, Virginia is next in the region with 11 commitments from East 150 players, followed by Rutgers (9), Boston College (7), Maryland and Syracuse (5), Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Virginia Tech (4), Temple (2) and Connecticut (1).

From outside the region, Michigan claimed the most with four commitments ,led by five-star tight end Chris Clark of Avon (Conn.) Old Farms. Clemson, Kentucky and South Carolina also have done well, nabbing three players each.

Also, 36 schools have commitments from players in the East Region.

When it comes to positional breakdown, there are more cornerbacks and defensive ends in the East 150 than any other position:

Defensive end: 23
Offensive tackle: 23
Cornerback: 18
Wide receiver: 18
Outside linebacker: 14
Running back: 12
Offensive guard: 9
Safety: 9
Quarterback: 7
Tight end: 6
Defensive tackle: 6
Middle linebacker: 4
Center: 1

Also, Virginia led the way in placing players in the East 150. Here is the breakdown:

Virginia: 35
New Jersey: 29
Pennsylvania: 27
Maryland: 26
Washington, D.C.: 12
Connecticut: 8
New York: 6
Massachusetts: 4
Delaware: 2
West Virginia: 1

Here is a look at the preseason Scout.com Class of 2015 East 150.


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