Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA) High School defensive back Peyton Woulard has been as active in the off season as he was in the secondary last season.
He’s made junior day trips three-consecutive weeks and racked up another pair of Power 5 offers this week, adding Purdue and Virginia to his already-impressive offer sheet.
Woulard visited Wake Forest for a Junior Day event just a couple weeks ago.
“Wake Forest was my first offer. I’ve had great relationships over the years with their coaches,” Woulard said. “I’ve really got to know their head coach and other members of the staff. They have great academics and the football program is on the rise. It feels like home.”
The 6-foot-1, 175 pound safety has seen a lot of Wake Forest defensive line coach Dave Cohen, who recruits Georgia heavily for the Deacs.
“That’s my guy,” Woulard said. “I like coach Cohen a lot. We have a great relationship. He texts me every other day or so.”
Woulard said new Wake defensive back coach Lyle Hemphill visited him in school right after getting hired.
“Hemphill visited as soon as he took over. I like him so far,” he said. “I learned about his family and his background. I’m gaining a good relationship with him.”
He’s impressed with the massive amount of athletics-related construction on Wake’s campus.
“They showed me the new indoor and what’s coming in soon,” Woulard said. “They said it will be done before my class would get there. I got a good feel for Wake while I was on campus.”
The week before visiting Wake, Woulard was in Lexington, Kentucky for a Junior Day event with coach Mark Stoops’ Kentucky Wildcats.
“I like their facilities and coaches. I got to meet their DB coach,” he said. “He broke down film and went over stuff with us. I like the area. We caught the Kentucky - Kansas basketball game. That was a great experience. I like it there.”
He said the gameday basketball experience was spectacular.
“Coach Stoops talk to us as a group. The vibe was strong,” Woulard said. “We had good interaction with each other and learned a lot about Kentucky.
“You always get hyped about SEC football.”
Last weekend, Woulard took in Junior Day activities at Duke.
“I liked it a lot. It was my first time at Duke,” he said. “I hadn’t met coach Cutcliffe yet, and he’s a cool guy. They have a lot of players from my area.”
He watched the Blue Devils top in the Deacs 99-94 in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“That was a great game,” Woulard said. “That was my first time seeing Duke play in person.”
Woulard plans to visit both Georgia State and Vanderbilt in March. He has no timetable for making a college decision.
“I talk to my family about it a lot,” Woulard said. “When the time is right, I’ll get that feeling. I don’t have a set date yet.”
“Academics, because football won’t last forever,” Woulard said when asked what the most important factor will be in his decision.