Alabama football misses on Peter Woods, five-star 2023 DL, to Clemson

Alabama football skipped on a single of its major targets in the class of 2023 when 5-star defensive lineman Peter Woods dedicated to Clemson on Friday.

Woods, the No. 23 recruit in the nation, in accordance to the 247Sports Composite, chose Clemson about Florida and Jackson Point out.

The 6-foot-3, 270 pound lineman gives Clemson, which sat at No. 4 in the recruiting rankings in advance of Woods’ dedication, a different increase from an Alabama superior college recruit.

The Tigers landed 5-star quarterback Christian Vizzina from Briarwood Christian in the spring.

Alabama additional seven recruits in the previous 3 months, like Woods’ teammate and five-star cornerback Tony Mitchell.

Woods handed on the prospect to play with Mitchell and additional former Thompson teammates at Alabama: 5-star freshman edge Jeremiah Alexander, 4-star freshman defensive back Tre’Quon Fegans and offensive lineman and cousin Amari Kight.

He concluded with 92 tackles, 26 for decline, and 11 sacks as a junior and appears to complete his vocation with four condition championships at Thompson.

Alabama recruited Woods as prolonged as any system and presented him as a freshman. Woods also crafted a marriage with Alabama defensive line mentor Freddie Roach.

Clemson made available Woods final summertime, but he understands very first-yr Clemson defensive line mentor Nick Eason properly from his preceding quit, Auburn.

The Crimson Tide has hosted Woods a number of times, and he has family roots in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama also saw 4-star Florida protection Elliot Washington decommit and flip to Penn Point out Friday.

The Crimson Tide now has 10 commits and the No. 17 class in the nation when it could have entered the weekend with 12 pledges.

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Jerell Rushin is a recruiting reporter for the Tuscaloosa Information and the United states Nowadays Network. Attain him at [email protected] and observe him on Twitter at @JerellRushin_.

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