Alabama Adds In-State 2022 Four-Star LB Robert Woodyard
The University of Alabama grew its 2022 recruiting class by one on Thursday.
2022 four-star linebacker Robert Woodyard has verbally committed to the Crimson Tide, Bama Central has learned. Tim Watts of BamaOnline was first to report.
The 6-foot-1, 210 pound prospect is a native of Mobile, Ala. and a Williamson High School product.
Woodyard is the second member of the Crimson Tide's 2022 class joining elite four-star defensive end Jeremiah Alexander, who is also an in-state product from Thompson.
He chose Alabama over offers from Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, LSU, Ole Miss, South Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt.
247Sports ranks Woodyard as the No. 58 overall player in the country, No. 2 inside linebacker, and the fifth best player from the Yellow Hammer State. He also plays basketball for the Lions and was named third-team all-state a season ago.
Alabama had originally offered the multi-sport athlete in February when he attended the program's first Junior Day of the year. Assistant Sal Sunseri has been Woodyard's primary recruiter throughout this process.
As a sophomore in 2019, Woodyard only played in four games after suffering a torn ACL during his freshman campaign in 2018.
Coach Nick Saban and company are still firmly in the mix for the state's best prospects the 2022 cycle has to offer including, four-star signal caller Tanner Bailey, four-star tailback Emmanuel Henderson, four-star defensive end Khurtiss Perry, among others.
Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide's 2021 recruiting class currently ranks 25th in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite with eight members, namely five-star offensive tackle JC Latham and five-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks. Rivals puts Alabama's group of pledges at No. 28.