Scout 300 -- Breaking Down the East

The Scout 300 was released moments ago, and the East Region has two new five stars, a new four-star prospect and lots of movement. A complete breakdown of the movement of each player is inside.

There are two new five-star prospects and a new four-star from the East Region, and one player from the region jumped 155 places in the just-released Scout 300.

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."

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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."

There are 31 four-stars from the East, and the biggest jump in the ratings came from Michigan State quarterback commit Damion Terry of Cathedral Prep in Erie, Pa. He moved from No. 275 to No. 120.

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:

  • Allen jumped from No. 95 to No. 34.

  • Hurst Jr., from Xaverian Brothers High (Westwood, Mass.), moved from No. 220 to No. 139.

  • Notre Dame receiver commit Will Fuller of Roman Catholic High (Philadelphia) moved from No. 274 to No. 180.

  • Clemson linebacker commit Dorian O'Daniel of Our Lady of Good Counsel rose from No. 163 to No. 137.

  • Virginia running back commit Taquan Mizzell of Bayside High (Virginia Beach, Va.) moved from No. 260 to No. 116.

  • Notre Dame offensive tackle commit Mike McGlinchey of William Penn Charter (Philadelphia) moved from No. 229 to No. 90.

  • Immaculata High (Somerville, N.J.) defensive end Tashawn Bower, who is committed to Auburn but plans on visiting Florida State, LSU, Florida and Rutgers, rose from No. 278 to No. 182.

  • Penn State defensive end commit Garrett Sickels of Red Bank Regional High (Little Silver, N.J.) jumped from No. 297 to No. 229.


    How the East looks:
    Overall ranking (previous ranking)
    5-stars
    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)
    4-stars
    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)


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