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White to Make Big Jump in 2017

Schuyler Callihan

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As football season is coming around the corner we start looking at who may emerge as the next set of stars in college football. In 2015, West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White bursted onto the scene virtually out of no where. White had over 100 receptions and nearly 1,500 yards to go along with his 10 touchdowns. Kevin was a Biletnikoff Award finalist and was then drafted 7th overall by the Chicago Bears. Yes, there sure has been a lot of comparison between Kevin and Ka’Raun and respectfully so. Ka’Raun has said since the beginning that he is his own player and wants to make a name for himself. But take away the fact the two are brothers, can you see the similarities in the two? I sure can. Both physical receivers who can go get the deep ball and make plays in traffic.

 

Can Ka’Raun be one of the nation’s best and earn his way to being named a Biletnikoff finalist? Anything is possible, but with guys like Jovon Durante, David Sills and Gary Jennings I’m not quite sure any of these receivers can notch 100 catches like Kevin did. Although, I do think we are on the cusp of seeing Ka’Raun becoming a leader on the offense and having a monster senior year. White is a guy that we need to target more  often, he is a sure handed receiver and has the capability to run away from defenders. With the top two leading receivers (Daikiel Shorts & Shelton Gibson) from a year ago now gone, White looks to step up and fill the teams need of a go-to receiver.

 

Putting first round expectations on him may be a bit too much, but if he can remain healthy there is no doubt in my mind he could earn first team All-Big 12 honors. Do you think Ka’Raun can have a similar senior season to his brother, Kevin?

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