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Former WVU WR Reese Smith Decides to Transfer to Liberty



Former West Virginia wide receiver Reese Smith has found a new opportunity with Liberty.

Smith announced that he is committing to the Flames Tuesday night by sharing a graphic on Twitter. This comes after he decided to transfer out of WVU about a month ago.

The Kentucky native is coming off his sophomore season. His transfer didn’t come as much of a surprise since he was open about debating leaving before the 2022 season got underway. At that time, Smith explained a closed door meeting he had with head coach Neal Brown in which he told his coach that he wasn’t satisfied with his role in the offense. Smith said that Brown told him the hiring of offensive coordinator Graham Harrell could open up the possibility of being utilized more in the offense, as opposed to just mostly on special teams.

But for whatever reason, Smith was not able to contribute close to the level discussed. The comparison to a “Wes Welker type” was used at the time. Smith caught just 19 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown during the 2022 season.

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