Trio of top-50 recruits leads way in East

In the East region, the biggest movers came in Virginia.

First, Jonathan Allen (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) jumped from 71st in the nation to 40th. Just behind him at No. 41 is Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage). The tailback went from 53rd to 41st. Outside linebacker Doug Randolph (Woodberry Forest, Va./Woodberry Forest) jumped 15 spots from No. 159 to No. 144. The move was significant because it earns him the coveted ESPN 150 designation.

A bit farther north, Virginia Tech-bound cornerback Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) jumped six spots to No. 14, inching him closer to five-star status.

The biggest mover of the region was defensive end Alquadin Muhammad (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), who shot to No. 95 from No. 147 after wreaking havoc in opposing backfields throughout the fall.

While on a visit to Bosco in October, one assistant coach joked that Muhammad has to go easy in practice so he doesn’t hurt his teammates. Remember, this is the same program that was the consensus No. 1 squad nationally a season ago.

Newly minted Wisconsin commitment Corey Clement (Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro) jumped 25 spots to No. 169. Earlier this season, the tailback became South Jersey’s leader in career rushing yards and nearly rushed for 500 yards in one game.

With Everett (Mass.) High School offensive lineman John Montelus falling out of the ESPN 300, defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y./Thomas Jefferson) and quarterback Chris Laviano (Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity) are the only prospects north of New Jersey represented in the ESPN 300.