Georgia may be the two-time reigning collegiate champion on the field, but Alabama still rivals them in the recruiting race. Yesterday Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide successfully turned over one of the top defensive recruits in the Bulldogs class of 2024.
For example, St. John Bosco’s five-star security service Peyton Woodyard announced that it is moving its operations from Georgia to Alabama.
— Peyton Woodyard (@peypey_wood) August 8, 2023
Woodyard (6ft 2, 188 pounds) is ranked 6th for safety and 9th overall in California and No. 81 nationallybased on the 247Sports composite.
Woodyard gave a revealing explanation for his decision Hayes Fawcett at On3 that Saban did a great job as a defensive coach.
“Coach Saban has done a great job with DBs and that is evident and definitely played a part in my decision to go with Alabama. Specifically, the security position, from Minkah Fitzpatrick, Brian Branch to Eddie Jackson. I feel like nobody does it better than Bama.”
Georgia’s 2024 vintage is still #1 in the country in the recruiting ranking. However, their lead over No. 2 Ohio State has shrunk to 23 points. Alabama has now risen to number 4.
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