Top OL Prospects to Know | Class 2026
We’re two weeks into the high school football season and we’ve seen plenty of freshmen see playing time at the varsity level. It’s never easy to make an impact as a freshman, especially in the trenches, but a few young offensive linemen have found a way to see the field early this season.
Here are a few freshman offensive linemen who have seen early playing time through the first two weeks of the season…
Brandon Anderson – Milton
A massive young lineman out of Milton, Anderson is already making an impact for one of the biggest 7A programs in the state. A giant for his age, Anderson is listed at 6-foot-3 330-pounds and is easy to notice in Milton’s offensive line group. He’s obviously big and physical for his age, but he’s also a hard worker who can open up running lanes between the tackles. He’s earned lots of playing time so far at right guard and has a bright future ahead of him. It’s impressive to see a freshman start at a place like Milton, but that’s exactly what Anderson has been able to do so far this season.
Kingston Fitzhugh – Collins Hill
An impressive tackle prospect with length and a strong work ethic, the young tackle out of powerhouse Collins Hill has already made a big impact at the 7A program. He’s long, athletic, and he’s turning heads right now at Collins Hill. One staff member at Collins Hill spoke with Born to Compete about how he’s played so far this season.
“His ability to be coached and play physical at such a young age makes him a special freshman for us”
Look for Fitzhugh to get better and better as the season moves along.
Mason Townsend – Prince Avenue
Another freshman offensive lineman who had plenty of hype surrounding him heading into his first season, Townsend is the starting left guard for the powerful Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines this season. Playing for a team that loves to air it out, Townsend has done a great job so far and has proven to be a promising young pass protector on the interior. Listed at 6-foot-2 240-pounds, Townsend is still growing, and as he continues to get bigger and add more muscle, he should see some D1 interest come his way down the road. He’s tough, shows good footwork, balance, and he’s fundamentally sound. Look for him to be one of the top-ranked 2026 OL prospects in the state as his career moves along.
Bear McWhorter – Cass
We’ve written about him before, but it’s time to give the dominant 2026 left tackle more recognition after an excellent first two starts of the season. Playing for an up and coming Cass program, McWhorter has already established himself as a top left tackle prospect and earned a major offer recently from Penn State and. Louisville. Look for more offers to continue rolling in for the big 6-foot-4 280-pounder.