We’re back again today with another edition of our 2017 Mountaineer football profile series. We’re going to be taking a look at one or two players every day leading up to opening week as we work our way through our position breakdowns and Fall camp analysis. Today we’re looking at...
Ka’Raun White, WR, No. 2
Hometown: Macungie, PA
High School, JuCo: Emmaus High School, Lackawanna College
How he got to Morgantown
Just like both of his brothers (Kevin White and Kyzir White), Ka’Raun spent time at Lackawanna College before arriving in Morgantown. Ka’Raun missed his entire Sr year of high school due to a preseason injury, and redshirted a year at Lackawanna. After a productive redshirt freshman season, he enrolled at WVU in the Summer of 2015 with three years of eligibility remaining.
Last year, White began to show signs that he could be a productive and dynamic receiver. He made 48 catches for 583 and five touchdowns a year ago. Comparisons to Kevin are inevitable, and you may recall that in Kevin’s junior season he had a similar stat line of 35 catches for 507 yards and five touchdowns. You certainly recall that the next year Kevin exploded for a ridiculous 109 grabs for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Ka’Raun has shown very good ball skills in his time in Morgantown. He has all the skills to become the number one option for Will Grier. Ka’Raun is considerably smaller than his brother (two inches shorter and almost 20 pounds lighter), which means that he will rely even more on his speed to break open plays. One other unfortunate similarity to his older brother is that White has had some recurring leg issues. Most recently, he missed the last two games of last year.
White stays healthy and shows the same type of leap in production that Kevin did. Will Grier shows that he is more than capable getting the ball to Ka’Raun in space and on the move, as well as utilizing his arm strength to allow White to make plays on downfield throws. If every thing clicks, 1400 yards and 10+ touchdowns are possible.
We’re amping it up, tomorrow we’ll have a look at another Mountaineer receiver and we’ll start profiling the big guys up front.