2026 Nike Boys Philly Showcase Player Preview

2026 Player Preview

The 14th annual Nike Boys Philly Showcase takes place Friday & Saturday at Capelli Sports Complex in Tinton Falls, NJ. Widely regarded as North America’s top individual recruiting event, the Nike Boys Philly Showcase is expected to welcome 650+ athletes from the class of 2026, 2025, and 2024.

The class of 2026 will compete on Friday, and the 2024s and 2025s will compete on Saturday.

Below are a few players to keep an eye out for in the class of 2026 – and what they’re listening to pregame!

Jake Bisbee (A) 2026
NCF Fusion | Greensboro Country Day 

Jake Bisbee is the complete attacker you want on your team. The younger brother of standout Hunter Bisbee (Air Force commit), Bisbee is a playmaker who knows how to get the job done. He sees goal opportunities and seizes them, by dishing out assists or a powerful shot. When the ball goes the other way, Bisbee remains strong, riding all the way to the other restraining line. Jake Bisbee is sure to excel at the Showcase.

Pregame playlist: 

1) Lil Baby – Sum2Prove
2) Drake – Knife Talk
3) Kodak Black – Super Gremlin
4) Drake – Jimmy Cooks
5) NLE Choppa – Shotta Flow

Cooper Woodring (A) 2026
VLC | Independence HS

Cooper Woodring is a goalie’s nightmare. When he is in the game, it’s guaranteed the ball is hitting the back of the net. Woodring is a consistent attacker who knows how to get the offense paced. Woodring works well behind the cage to feed his teammates and put them in scoring positions. Cooper Woodingring has a nasty side-arm shot that he’s sure to whip out at the Showcase.

Pregame playlist: 

1) Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
2) Migos – Slippery
3) Young Nudy feat 21 Savage – EA
4) Lil Baby & Drake – Yes Indeed
5) Offset & Metro Boomin – Ric Flair Drip

Kaisen Wohlgemuth (D) 2026
Next Level | Landon

Kaisen Wohlgemuth is an elite defender in the 2026 class. He is a big body defender with the strength to body his opponents. Wohlgemuth’s ability to see cutters and time his slides are a huge asset to any team he’s on. He’s also hungry for ground balls and goes hard for each one, and is strong in the transition.  Looking forward to seeing Kaisen Wohlgemuth fill up the stat sheet at the Showcase.

Pregame playlist: 

1) NLE Choppa – Capo
2) Chief Keef – I Don’t Like
3) NLE Choppa – Walk em Down
4) Travis Scott – Sicko Mode
5) Lil Baby – Drip Too Hard

Anthony Mancaruso (M) 2026
LI Express | St. Anthony’s HS

Anthony Mancaruso is a product of the number-one club team in the country, LI Express. Mancaruso is a strong middie who can handle the bumps, checks, double teams, and still find the back of the net. He baits his defenders and takes it down the right alley for a lethal rip with precision and accuracy. Excited to see Anothony Mancaruso racking up goals all Friday long.

Thomas Meigs (D) 2026
SouthStar | West Coast Starz | Lake Travis

Lefty midfielder Thomas Meigs is a force to be reckoned with. He has a Steph Curry like range to pair with a side-arm shot with insane power behind it. Meigs’ keeps a wide range of shots in his arsenal as well, behind the back, low to high, sidearm, and overhand; the one thing they all have in common is accuracy and power. Looking forward to seeing Thomas Meigs’ and his endless array of ways to get the ball in the back of the net at the Showcase.

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