Maryland director of player personnel Cory Robinson is leaving College Park to take a job as cornerbacks coach at Toledo, according to a report from Thayer Evans of SI.com.
Robinson joined the Terrapins in July 2015 after serving as a defensive backs coordinator at the IMG Academy in Florida. He has strong ties to the Baltimore area after coaching at both Calvert Hall (Md.) and Saint Frances Academy High School (Md.).
His hire put Maryland in the mix for five-star linebacker Rahshaun Smith, who is the No. 14 overall player in the class of 2016 according to Rivals.com.
Earlier this month, Smith cut Maryland from the list, citing "recent staff changes" -- likely referring to Robinson moving on.
"I have narrowed my list of schools that I am considering," he wrote at the time. "University of Maryland is no longer a school of choice for me due to the recent staff changes that have effected [sic] my recruitment. I would like to thank the Terps and the fans of my hometown school.
"It is a tough decision, and I have tremendous respect for my state and the fans of UMD, which is why I wanted them to be the first to know."
Maryland head coach DJ Durkin has already hired a strong recruiter as its own defensive backs coach, Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, who has his own ties to the region. The former Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) coach comes to College Park from Nick Saban's staff at Alabama.