Ducks could be major contender to land Alabama transfer S Peyton Woodyard

We knew that in this spring transfer portal window, the Oregon Ducks were in a position where they didn’t have any major needs to fill, but would be aggressive in pursuing certain players if they could help the team immediately, and became available.

That became a possibility on Monday, with former Alabama Crimson Tide safety Peyton Woodyard entering the transfer portal. Woodyard is going to be a true freshman in 2024, and he is from Bellflower, California, having played high school ball with Matayo Uiagalelei at St. John Bosco.

Woodyard was a 4-star recruit in the class of 2024, rated as the No. 115 overall player and No. 8 safety in the nation.

Before committing to Alabama, Woodyard placed the Ducks among his top schools, and took an unofficial visit to Oregon as well. This is certainly a player to watch for the Ducks in the portal, coming at a position where they could bolster their roster with more talent.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire