Who are the best players in the class of 2026? You're about to find out.
On the heels of the Elite101 and Freshman450, we are proud to present our Next Up Watchlist for the class of 2026. It's our youngest age group of the top prospect reports, so you know that you're hearing most of the names here first.
The most notable selections from previous year include Rod Gainey, Ryan Downes and Tyler Aronson, all of whom already have DI offers. We expect big things from many of the athletes on the list.
This list is not a traditional ranking, instead it's a way of spotlighting some of the nation's rising talents we've identified as impact players from their class. This edition of the Next Up Watchlist features the class of 2026.
Find out who's Next Up on Tuesday.
Pre-order the NextUP Watchlist and purchase all of our top prospect reports for the classes of 2023-2026 HERE.
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