Alabama Football: 2024 Safety Peyton Woodyard flips to the Tide from Georgia

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Standout California safety Peyton Woodyard of St. John Bosco High School flipped his commitment from Georgia to Alabama Tuesday afternoon. The 6’2 safety from Bellflower, CA had been committed to the Bulldogs since January. Woodyard is the number 11 safety in the 2024 class and brings the Tide’s commit total to 16 players for the 2024 cycle. Woodyard joins an already deep 2024 Alabama Football recruiting class.

The Tide has picked up a lot of talented defensive backs on the recruiting trail in the last couple of years. Woodyard will join Caleb Downs, Jahlil Hurley, Dezz Ricks, Tony Mitchell, Brayson Hubbard, Jaylen Mbakwe, Jameer Grimsley and Zabien Brown in the near future. Woodyard looks to compete in what should be a stacked Alabama secondary over the next few seasons.

Known for their consistent success on the field, the Crimson Tide’s recruitment efforts have once again paid off. The commitment of Woodyard reflects the program’s ability to attract top-tier talent and maintain its competitive edge. With an impressive track record of developing players for the next level, Alabama’s coaching staff undoubtedly played a pivotal role in sealing the deal.

Woodyard is listed at 6’2 188 pounds, and brings a great combo of sun support and pass coverage to the Alabama secondary. One of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, Woodyard received 36 commits from programs all over the country.

Another Good Get for Alabama Football

The four-star defensive back brings a versatile skill set to the Alabama Football program. Renowned for his hard-hitting ability, sneaky athleticism, and coverage abilities, he is poised to have an opportunity to compete right away. His knack for reading plays, coupled with his capacity to come downhill to the ball and break up passes, adds depth and dynamism to the Alabama secondary.

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It is no secret that the Alabama Football program has recruited and developed defensive backs well. The Tide have put some of the defensive backs into the NFL.  Woodyard is joining the list of already talented DBs on the roster, and hopefully take his talent to the next level in Tuscaloosa.