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Recruiting Coordinator Casey Smithson Leaving WVU to Rejoin Dana Hologorsen’s Staff in Houston

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West Virginia defensive recruiting coordinator Casey Smithson is leaving the program to reconnecting with former WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen at the University of Houston, according to a report by Mike Casazza of 247 Sports.

Smithson joins outside receivers coach Xavier Dye and special teams coordinator/inside linebackers coach Blake Seiler as assistants who have left WVU’s staff this offseason.

Smithson had been with the WVU football program since 2007. He started as a recruiting intern, served as the recruiting graduate assistant from 2011-14 and was elevated to his current position in 2014.

Nine defensive recruits signed with WVU during the early signing period last month. Among them were WV’s top recruit, defensive end Sean Martin and four-star cornerback David Vincent-Okoli.

Smithson’s departure makes three vacancies on WVU’s coaching staff that will need to be filled this offseason.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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