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RB Coach JaJuan Seider Set to Leave for Florida

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The top recruiter and contributor to a successful running game can’t refuse an offer to return to his home state.

NCAA Football: Georgia Southern at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Though he stayed through National Signing Day, running backs coach JaJuan Seider seems ready to leave the WVU football program for the Florida Gators. The Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting he has been offered the same job with the SEC East Division champions.

Seider, a native of Belle Glade, Florida, has been a full-time assistant for Dana Holgorsen since 2013. He has been an integral recruiter for more than just running backs, but his efforts there have produced 1000-yard rushers the three of the past four seasons.

Charles Sims, Dreamius Smith and Wendell Smallwood reached the NFL under Seider’s coaching. This year, his coaching talents helped keep WVU’s running game going though both Justin Crawford and Rushel Shell were injured throughout the season.

His recruiting prowess allowed WVU to continue to draw from the South Florida pipeline, drawing on his connections in the Sunshine State. For the 2017 class, he heavily recruited Tevin Bush, a three-star all-purpose back from New Orleans.

Before coming to WVU, Seider was the RB coach and recruiting coordinator at Marshall. He played college ball at Florida A&M after transferring from WVU, where he was a backup to Marc Bulger.

The official news is expected to be announced in a couple days.