The Preseason 2013 East State Rankings
Robert Foster
Robert Foster
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 23, 2012


The preseason Scout.com East State Rankings are out for the class of 2013 for Delaware, Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia...

Scout State Rankings
Delaware | District of Columbia
Maryland | New England
New Jersey | New York
Pennsylvania | Virginia
West Virginia | Rankings Directory
Friday: West State Rankings
The Delaware Top 5 is headed by receiver Jarrett Ross.  Ross closes on the ball well and has very good ball tracking skills. He shows an ability to flip his hips, enabling him to change direction quickly in coverage. He also knows how to use his body against bigger receivers to offset an advantage they may have.

The District of Columbia Top 10 is led by offensive tackle Derwin Gray.  While he missed all but one game of his junior season because of academics, his talent is unmistakable. He is agile and quick on his feet, he plays low and with power and he can get out and pull. Once Gray engages, it is hard for the defender to get loose. He oozes athleticism.

The Maryland Top 45 is headlined by five-star defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow.  There is no one in the region who can match Bigelow’s power, strength and explosion. He is a nightmare as a 3-technique because he plays low, is powerful and explodes up the field at the snap of the ball. He is constantly double teamed and sometimes gets third blocker. He is physically ready to compete for playing time at USC now.

The New England Top 20 consists of players from Connecticut and Massachusetts. New England always seems to have a few elite players at the top of the class, and John Montelus takes that spot in the 2013 class. The Notre Dame commit has a nice blend of athleticism, power, footwork and balance. He also uses his length and athleticism well in pass protection and is physical in the running game.

The New Jersey Top 40 is led by a familiar sir name as Wayne Hills High (Wayne) quarterback Kevin Olsen gets the honor.   Olsen, who had two brothers play FBS football, is technically sound. He reads defenses well, throws a tight spiral with superior arm strength and can throw with precision to all three levels. He understands how to throw into windows and shows very good touch when it is needed.

The New York Top 20 is led by Brooklyn (N.Y.) Jefferson outside linebacker Ebenezer Ogundeko.  The versatile Ogundeko gets off the ball quickly and uses a combination of power and speed. He lines up at defensive end and defensive tackle, but projects to a linebacker in college. He runs well and has a good motor.  Ogundeko also uses a variety of techniques, be it power a swim move or speed off the edge.

The Pennsylvania Top 45 is led by a receiver Robert Foster, one of the best in the country.  Any time Foster gets the ball, he can score. He is fast and elusive, can get up and make the catch over a cornerback and is a sensational athlete. Foster isn’t only a threat in the offense, but also on special teams. He’s a game-changer who can beat multiple defenders with his speed, quick feet and loose hips.

The Virginia Top 45 is led by running back Derrick Green.  Green has balance, power, vision and cutback ability and it’s easy to see why he is the top player in Virginia. He runs between the tackles and he doesn’t go down on first contact. Arm tackling is fruitless and he runs with power and a low center of gravity. He is a kid who can carry it 25 times a game if need be.

The West Virginia Top 5 is led by receiver Ryan Switzer, who starred at The Opening.  Switzer possesses straight ahead speed with an ability to accelerate and make subtle moves to avoid tacklers. He has good footwork and balance. When he turns to head up field it takes him two steps and he is at full speed.


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