End of four-star defense Peter Woods his top 4 debut on Thursday as celebrity Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson narrows his list down dramatically to more than 40 offers.
Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Oklahoma made it easy for Woods, who has visited around the country and played at one of the powerhouse shows in Alabama, so he’s met lots of coaches and is familiar with the hiring process.
In today’s The Contenders Rankings, we look at Woods’ top four contenders and rank them in order of how likely he is to commit.
The Crimson Tide will be hard to beat. Woods is a prospect at the state, former teammate of Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson Jeremiah Alexander just signed there, Alabama The coaching staff have long recruited him and will put him in the defense wherever that works best and Woods has made several visits to Tuscaloosa to get used to things. The others still can’t be counted but Alabama is in a very strong position with Woods and has been essentially since he started on the roster.
If there was one team that could surprise Alabama, it would be Clemson. The Tigers have really sold Woods and his family with a holistic approach to recruitment, the coaching staff has the real family feel the 4-star midfielder enjoys and that program has generated demand. class player in his position over the years. Alabama and Clemson have different approaches to the recruiting process, and the Tigers’ could make a compelling case as things continue in his hiring process.
New coaching staff at Florida could really benefit the Gators because Woods knows a lot of the coaches and staff and really enjoys them. He also visited Gainesville and really loved it, liking the new facilities and the direction of the show. Play for the coach Billy Napier would be a big draw and all the personnel the Gators have brought in will be a big selling point as Woods reviews his favorites.
Woods has always been interested in the Sooners but this seems like a long way. Oklahoma joined his recruiting early on, the 4-star quarterback has always seemed intrigued by the show and learning more about Oklahoma but according to our records, he has yet to visit Norman. Recruitment begins in Lincoln Riley era and it can be further enhanced under the Brent Venables because he is a defensive coach but the others are definitely taller.