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Ka’Raun White set to lead West Virginia’s returning wide receivers

White was beginning to put things together in 2016 before a broken leg sidelined him

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Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown, your one stop shop for the latest WVU news and information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

Quick Hits:
White leads returnees at WR for WVU | The Exponent Telegram
Ka’Raun White is nearly 100 percent after missing the last couple of games in 2016 with a broken leg. The senior will lead the unit, but he doesn’t have to do everything himself.

Five Years of Big 12 Football | WVU Athletics
It's now five years and counting for WVU football in the Big 12 Conference.

After impressing Pederson, Eagles rookie CB Rasul Douglas taking first-team reps | PhillyVoice
By the time training camp rolls around next month, there could be a change to one of the starting cornerback positions.

Shelton Gibson continues to struggle during Eagles OTAs | 247Sports
Dropped passes continue to plague Shelton Gibson.

Rams' wide receiver Tavon Austin remaining active despite wrist surgery | LA Rams Report
The Los Angeles Rams had announced back in May that veteran wide receiver Tavon Austin underwent surgery on his left wrist that would keep him off the field through July.

Quick Hits:
For better and worse, Bob Stoops was new school on the field and old school off it | SB Nation
The OU coach constantly evolved his team, but didn’t show that level of careful thinking when it came to discipline.

How the new ‘Madden’ can use college teams without getting sued | SB Nation
EA Sports had to stop making college football games because of legal threats that didn’t involve school logos.

UCF says its kicker can’t make money off of YouTube videos because ... NCAA | SB Nation
Students and athletes are equal in the eyes of the organization, until they aren’t.

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre punished for handling of domestic violence allegation | SB Nation
CU promoted an assistant whose girlfriend had told the coach days before about violent behavior.

I’m going to be using this section to get y’all familiar with a few of the top prospects that West Virginia is focusing on.

Today the spotlight is on Bryce Wheaton, a wide receiver from North Carolina with some unique ties to the Mountaineers. Bryce’s grandfather, Garrett Ford, Sr, played for West Virginia before eventually becoming the Associate Athletic Director. His uncle, Garrett Ford, Jr, split time with Eugene Napoleon the year after the Mountaineers lost to Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

Bryce competed at The Opening Regionals, and was ranked the 4th best receiver of the day. He’s 6’3”, 203 lbs, and ran a 4.5 40-yard dash.

Keep an eye on this one. I feel good that he’ll end up in the Old Gold and Blue.

Today’s Miss Throwdown is an all-time favorite who needs no introduction. If you’re not already following Candice Swanepoel on Instagram, you’re missing out.