Pair of defensive backs commit to Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On the same day West Virginia picked up a fifth commitment in the 2022 recruiting class from defensive back Tyrin Woodby, the Mountaineers also secured potential immediate help in the secondary.

Charles Woods, an Illinois State transfer, committed to West Virginia and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Woods, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback, had been committed to SMU after electing to transfer. With Illinois State playing a spring football season, Woods played in four games and had two interceptions and 20 tackles before entering the NCAA’s Transfer Portal.

Mountaineer head coach Neal Brown has stressed the need for his team to add at least one defensive back from the portal and Woods’ commitment could help fill a void left by Dreshun Miller, who transferred to Auburn earlier this offseason.


In 2019, Woods intercepted four passes, broke up 13 and made 48 tackles.

In Woodby, West Virginia has a commitment from a 6-1, 170-pound cornerback from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.

Woodby was actively recruited by first-year WVU defensive backs coach ShaDon Brown. He originally went to Bowie High School, before transferring to St. Frances Academy last offseason. However, due to the pandemic, Woodby never played a game for SFA as its season was canceled.

Woodby is a 3-star prospect by Rivals and held offers from several Power Five conference programs, including: Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Mississippi and Boston College.

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