Five-Star DL Peter Woods sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett06/14/22


Five-star defensive lineman Peter Woods of Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson High has narrowed his list to four schools— Alabama, Florida, Clemson, and Jackson State. Woods also told On3 that he will announce his college decision on July 8th.

The 6-foot-4, 286 pounder went in-depth on his finalists.


“Bama has been one of the first schools to start recruiting me,” Woods said. “They produce people and send them to the league like a factory, and their reputation says it all!!”


“Florida has a new staff that is the most lively in the nation,” Woods said. “The74 new facilities and vision for the program is elite!”


“Clemson has everything on their campus for a student athlete to be successful on and off the field,” Woods said. “The culture coach Swinney brings is unmatched.”

Jackson State

“The vision coach Prime has for the program excites me,” Woods said. “The culture of the program centers a lot around the man and the player I want to become, and you’re getting developed by someone who’s already been there before!”

Peter Woods Scouting Summary

“Compact defensive lineman creates disruption with first-step quickness and speed in pursuit,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “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.”

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 sites. He also tabs in as the No. 4 defensive lineman and the No. 5 player in the state of Alabama.