Peyton Woodyard impressed Alabama’s coaching staff during a workout Monday and earned an offer from the Crimson Tide.
Woodyard is a product of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. Georgia is the only other SEC school that has offered Woodyard at this point in his recruitment. Nick Saban informed the freshman defensive back of his offer after the workout wrapped up.
“Right after we finished working out, I was called to meet with Coach Saban,” Woodyard told Touchdown Alabama. “He told me he liked my size and the way I played. He said he wanted to extend an offer to me. It was amazing.”
The California prospect went on to say that he had a lot of respect for the Alabama football program and its ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of college football.
“Aside from their winning tradition, I have always been impressed with their ability to change their approach based on the players in the program,” Woodyard said. “They don’t make excuses they just get in the lab and get better, which is accountability. They are preparing young men to be successful in life and God willing they provide a platform for many to pursue a professional career in football.”
Woodyard took a back seat during his conversation with Saban. The rising prospect made sure he was listening as the veteran coach spoke to him.
“It was a one-sided conversation, and I did most of the listening,” said Woodyard. “I was so caught up in receiving the offer and excited that I had nothing to say but thank you.”
Woodyard’s offer proves Saban wants to continue going after defensive backs with length. At 6-foot-2 and 188 pounds as a freshman, Woodyard has the potential to be one of the taller defensive backs in the 2024 recruiting class. the Braves used Woodyard at different positions within the secondary as a freshman.
He was effective in pass coverage as he showed great anticipation. The freshman also showed that he can be a weapon as a punt returner.
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Woodyard now has 12 D1 football offers.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith