New 2026 Prospects To Know
We’re now five full weeks into the high school football season and more freshmen are starting to see the field week by week. The 2026 class is extremely talented and could be one of the deepest classes we’ve seen come through the peach state in some time.
Here are some impressive 2026 prospects who are on the rise in the peach state…
Camron Brooks – Thomas County Central
An excellent looking freshman EDGE defender with plenty of size at 6-foot-4 220-pounds, Brooks leads Thomas County Central in sacks right now. That’s incredibly impressive for any freshman, but to do it at a 6A program makes it even more impressive. He’s quick off the line and has a great motor when chasing down the ball carrier. He looks like an upperclassman and plays like one too. He gets off blocks with ease, and when he meets the ball carrier, he knows how to deliver a big hit. He has easy D1 potential and should be attacking the quarterback for the rest of the 2022 season.
Kaiden Prothro – Bowdon
A long, athletic receiver to know, the freshman has made a big impact already for Bowden, although he’s only caught three passes so far this year. The crazy part? All three catches have gone for touchdowns. He’s a big play waiting to happen and should see the ball come his way a lot more sooner than later. The big 6-foot-5 wideout is a guy who can use his size to his advantage and could be a giant weapon in the redzone throughout his career. So far, Prothro has three catches for 80 yards and three touchdowns. He’s a promising receiver who is only getting better, so learn his name now. The 2026 class is deep at receiver, and Prothro has the potential to be one of the best.
Rocco Barbee – Heritage
A tremendous young athlete who can make plays in a lot of different ways, Barbee has put the area on notice so far as a freshman. At 5-foot-9 160-pounds, Barbee is dynamic and explosive with the ball in his hands. He’s shifty, can make defenders miss, and knows how to make plays at both receiver and running back. Just get him the ball, and he’s going to make a play. He shows reliable hands and knows how to bring the ball down in traffic. It’s hard to find natural playmakers like Barbee as a freshman, but Barbee isn’t your typical freshman. It’s clear he has a very bright future ahead of him.