2014 Scout300 -- East Region Selections

The initial Scout300 for the 2014 class was unveiled and the East Region is represented well. Two five-stars, including the top player in the nation, 10 four-stars and 40 players from the region are part of the list.

FOXSportsNEXT unveiled its Top 300 players in the 2014 class, and the East Region was well represented with 40 players, including its first two five-stars of the class, and also placed 10 four-stars in the group.

Nine of the 10 states in the region are represented, but none have more talent – and high-end talent – than Virginia, which houses the top player in the nation, a pair of five-stars and 10 players overall in the Top 300.

Virginia also is home of the No. 1 player in the nation in Woodbridge (Va.) High defensive end Da'Shawn Hand.

"It's an amazing feeling and I'm honored," Hand said. "It's great, but it gives me the hunger to work harder. I didn't know I was going to be number one. It caught me by surprise. Luckily, I have had coaches and the right people to push me."

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Hand holds dozens of offers and also proved his ability not only on the field, but during the combine circuit, where he used his quickness, speed and strength to dominate.

"The hunger to compete and dominate keeps me motivated," he said. "All my life, in everything I do, I have always wanted to be the best."

The other five-star in the region is Bayside High (Virginia Beach, Va.) safety Quin Blanding. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is the 10th-rated prospect in the class and holds dozens as offers as well.

Aside from Virginia, Maryland has the next highest total of prospects in the Top 300 with eight. It is followed by New Jersey (7), Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania (5 each), Delaware (2) and Massachusetts (1), New York (1) and Connecticut (1). West Virginia did place a player in the Top 300.

The top player in New Jersey is also the top cornerback in the region in four-star Jabrill Peppers of Paramus (N.J.) Catholic. He is the 18th-rated prospect in the nation and already has a top nine, in order, of Stanford, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Miami, Rutgers, Georgia and Florida.

The other four-stars in the regional are:

Oscar Smith High (Chesapeake, Va.) defensive end Andrew Brown (No. 5 DE, No. 25 overall), Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) cornerback Jalen Tabor (No. 5 CB, No. 31 overall), Bergen Catholic High (Oradell, N.J.) defensive end Garrett Dickerson (No. 7 DE, No. 41 overall), Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. (No. 10 CB, No. 48 overall), Bishop McNamara High (Forestville, Md.) offensive tackle Damian Prince (No. 8 OT, No. 55 overall), Poly Tech (Brooklyn) offensive lineman Jay Hayes (No. 9 OT, No. 64 overall), Chancellor High (Fredericksburg, Va.) offensive tackle Steven Moss (No. 11 OT, No. 70 overall), Lake Braddock Secondary School (Burke, Va.) quarterback Caleb Henderson (No. 3 QB, No. 79 overall), Northern Valley Regional High (Demarest, N.J.) defensive end Andrew Trumbetti (No. 10 DE, No. 85 overall) and Bishop Sullivan Catholic High (Virginia Beach, Va.) receiver Jamil Kamara (No. 16 WR, No. 94 overall).

Scout.com National 300 - Class of 2014

FOXSportsNEXT analyst Michael Clark contributed to this report

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