St. John Bosco (California) junior Peyton Woodyard has had a huge week.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound delivered a crucial endzone pass break-up to help St. John Bosco beat Mater Dei 24-22 in the CIF Division I Southern Section championship.
On Sunday, he took a step forward in his recruitment.
The five-star prospect announced his top seven: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and USC:
Woodyard, who is rated the nation's No. 29 overall prospect and No. 2 safety, said he will be announcing his college commitment January 7 on live TV at the All-American game.
His top seven, while a clear step forward in his recruitment, was not surprising.
Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and USC have all been widely discussed as potential landing spots, while Florida, Michigan have also been considered in the mix.
Still, all seven programs are sure to celebrate their inclusion.
Here's what 247Sports had to say about Woodyard as a prospect:
"Natural safety who does everything well. Plays in a defense where he's asked to cover and play run support and does both very well. Shows good range and covers a lot of ground on the back end. He's a plus athlete who runs well and makes plays sideline to sideline. He's a solid tackler and will fly off the hash in run support and does a nice job wrapping up and rarely misses in a one on one situation. Natural leader and well respected by his peers. Tremendous off the field work ethic and a future captain at the next level. Also plays baseball but will focus on football in college."
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