Friday, October 28, 2016

When Nathan Niehaus left WVU and committed to Tennessee back in December, the coaching staff knew that they needed to add another lineman to this class and today they did that in a BIG way. JUCO offensive linemanĀ Craig Smith has flipped his commitment from USF to WVU which will WVU a key piece of depth on their line.

Smith, 6’6 320 lbs. offensive tackle from Tyler Junior College, was considered a key piece in South Florida recruiting class during their transition but the Mountaineers made Smith a key priority over the past few weeks with Coach Seider taking over the process. “Being from Florida, I was very familiar with Coach Seider and it’s an honor that he is recruiting me.”

Smith committed to USF in mid-January and seemed to be set on the Bulls until the Mountaineers offer came. He set a visit to WVU shortly after the offer for this weekend and the Mountaineers coaching staff wanted to make sure he left WVU as a member of this class.

Smith’s commitment to WVU is key given the injury to Cajuste last season but he also has the ability to swing to RT as well. His size and skill set will allow him to go up against the best in the Big 12 conference.



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