Five-star DL Peter Woods reacts to Jackson State offer

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett05/19/22


Five-star defensive lineman Peter Woods of Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson High received an offer from Coach Deion “Prime” Sanders and the Jackson State Tigers on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-4, 265 pounder spoke with On3 on the offer and where they stand in his recruitment.

“Jackson State offering towards the end of my recruitment does nothing to their chances,” Woods said. “They can take a seat up there right next to my Top 3/4!”

“HBCU culture is 2nd to none, and there’s something special about what Coach Prime is building there, which is why the #1 player in the ‘22 class chose them.

I’ve been waiting for this offer, and feel like I would 100% gel in this program. #IBelieve!”

Woods has a lengthy list offers to his name already. Those teams include Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, Auburn, LSU and many others.

Peter Woods Scouting Summary

Compact defensive lineman creates disruption with first-step quickness and speed in pursuit. Smaller than most of his fellow top defensive line prospects at around 6-foot-2, 280 pounds. Highly productive and disruptive while starring for one of the more talented high school teams in the Southeast. 

Lines up inside and at end for Thompson High. Has some of the best play speed we’ve seen from a defensive lineman nationally. Runs like a linebacker in pursuit. Makes plays behind the line of scrimmage at a high clip. Elevated his play as a junior. Likely projects as a three-technique long-term. Lacks prototypical length for top prospects at the position.

Peter Woods ranks as the No. 24 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally-weighted industry generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting services. The 2023 prospect also tabs in at the No. 4 defensive lineman and the No. 5 player in the state of Alabama.