MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia redshirt freshman safety Collin Smith has left the program.
The 6-foot, 200-pounder was a Rivals two-star recruit in 2017 after earning all-state honors as a quarterback/defensive back at Ligonier Valley (Pa.) High School. He chose WVU over offers from Michigan, Louisville, Boston College, UConn and Army.
Smith did not see action last season and the prospect for playing time this fall seemed slight behind returning starters Dravon Askew-Henry, Toyous Avery and Kenny Robinson and junior letterman JoVanni Stewart. In addition, newcomers Kwantel Raines and Josh Norwood are expected to make immediate impacts.
Smith’s exit leaves West Virginia with 73 scholarship players on the current roster — 12 shy of the NCAA limit — with UCLA graduate transfer Denzel Fisher committed to joining the program this summer as the final addition to the 2018 class.