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WVU Adds Cornerback Transfer Charles Woods From Illinois State

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In need of more depth in the secondary, West Virginia football picked up a commitment from Illinois State transfer Charles Woods Saturday afternoon.

Woods (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) was a three-year contributor at cornerback for the Redbirds at the FCS level. Woods collected two interceptions with 20 tackles as a freshman out of Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas. A full-time starter in 2019, Woods had 48 total tackles with four interceptions.

Illinois State did not play football last fall, instead playing four games this spring. In those four games, Woods had 16 tackles and three pass deflections.

Woods entered the NCAA transfer portal last month and immediately committed to SMU at the time. He was lightly recruited coming out of high school in 2018. He was unrated by 247Sports and rivals and did not receive an FBS offer.

Woods adds experience to WVU’s secondary, which lost two starters via transfer this offseason in safety Tykee Smith and cornerback Dreshun Miller.

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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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