East Rankings Update
Dajaun Drennon
Dajaun Drennon
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 16, 2012
Bob Lichtenfels


Once again, it is time for the monthly rankings update at Scout.com and there have been a few changes in the Top 300. In the East Region, four new prospects have moved into the 300.

Since January, we have been debating on Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek defensive end Dajaun Drennon. He had an outstanding showing at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas.

We liked his film, but the deal sealer was seeing him again in person at the Nike Football Training Camp. Drennon is very explosive off the edge and we feel that once he fills out his frame, he will be a very special college football player.

Drennon was excited and humble upon hearing about his new ranking.

"I am very grateful to have someone recognize my talent," Drennon said. "I think it's an honor to be ranked as a four-star player. The challenge for this year will be playing up to that ranking and possibly making myself a five-star."

Camps had nothing to do with the ranking of Glassboro (N.J.) running back Corey Clement. We got his film late and didn't get to evaluate it before the April update in the rankings.

Clement is a solidly built, every down type of back. He is a very good down hill runner. He runs with power and balance, but he can also cut on a dime and he is shifty for such a thick back.

It makes you work that much harder, but I still have to work on my school work." Clement said of learning about being named a four-star. "At the same time, I’ve been doing the same work I’ve been doing since Day one. I’ve been working hard."

Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic wide receiver Will Fuller may be considered a reach by some, but the kid has phenomenal film. He has backed that up by going out to every camp that he can and always being named one of the top performers wherever he is.

Fuller needs to fill out his frame, but there is no denying his ability as a receiver. His ball skills are as good as anyone in the region. He is a very polished route runner and he is deceptively fast. He will stretch the field vertically, but he isn't afraid to run crossing routes into traffic. He is very explosive and will go up and get the ball whenever he has to.

"It feels good to be a four-star," Fuller said. "It's a nice accomplishment. Hopefully, it gets me more exposure, but I still have a lot of work to do to get where I want to be. So I'm going to keep grinding it out so I can help Roman win its first state championship."

Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry was one player who we were wanting to rank higher from the start of the process. Terry's film is very good, but we like to see the quarterbacks in person.

At the Elite 11 Camp in Columbus, Terry showed that everything he did on film was real and even better in person. He has a great frame and he looks like he could bulk up with ease. He possesses above average arm strength and he can make all of the throws.

He displayed the whole arsenal of accuracy, touch and the ability to thread the needle when he has to. His mechanics are a lot better than we thought. He has a very clean set-up and release. His ability to throw on the move and the fact that he can also hurt you with his legs only adds to his value.

There were several players who were on the bubble and just on the cusp of the Scout.com Top 300, including Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall safety Delando Johnson.

Johnson has been as impressive as anyone we have seen, who has participated in multiple events this summer. If Johnson can continue that into his senior season he will likely earn that Top 300 spot.

Woodbury (N.J.) cornerback Anthony Averett is a big-bodied corner who will take your head off. He is also very athletic and explosive. He is right in the middle of a group of very impressive players at his position.

There is no doubting what we have seen from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep cornerback Tre Bell on the camp circuit. We just want to see it translate into the season, when the pads go on.

Another cornerback that has impressed us a lot this spring has been Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy standout Jahmere Irvin-Sills. He has been outstanding at every camp, now we just want to see how he does the first few games of his senior season.

Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep defensive end Alquadin Muhammad was one of several players that had their projected position changed. Muhammad was listed as an outside linebacker, but the more we saw the more we see him filling out and being a very good rush end.

Sometimes when ranking players you see enough upside in a player that you make a decision based on that and not just productivity. Egg Harbor (N.J.) defensive end Eric Wiafe is a prime example. His experience is limited, but he has the frame to add a lot of weight. He is explosive and strong as an ox. I think once college coaches see him in camp the offers will start piling up.

Haverford (Pa.) middle linebacker Matt Galambos is another player who has stood out at every camp that he has been to. Another player with a tremendous amount of upside. He loves contact and will hit anything that moves.

Hershey (Pa.) guard Andrew Nelson is a lineman that we like a lot. He plays mainly tackle, but will likely shift to the interior in college. He is athletic and his footwork is outstanding. He can do a lot of things in an offensive scheme. Pulling will be no problem for Nelson on traps, counters, screens or whatever the case may be. He only needs to fill out his frame.

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson standout Ebenezer Ogundeko and Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar pass rush specialist Marvin Gross were both moved to outside linebacker from defensive end. Ogundeko is built like a tank and can get after the quarterback. Gross is very athletic and can do it all. He excels in the pass rush and is athletic enough to drop and cover backs or receivers.

Charleston (W.Va.) George Washington wide receiver Ryan Switzer doesn't have ideal size, but the kid makes up for it with grit and determination. He is made to be a slot guy, people like to throw around Wes Welker comparisons about any small slot receiver. Switzer is one player though who really could be that type of receiver.

**Northeast Analyst Brian Dohn contributed to this report.**

Lichtenfels is in his 8th year with Scout.com and has developed into one of the most respected scouts in the business. He is a former college athlete and high school football coach. He has been featured on ESPN, NFL Network, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net.
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