3. The No. 1 wide receiver is…
Shelton Gibson is off to the NFL, so who is the top target for Will Grier in the West Virginia spring game?
But when you actually look at the numbers, while Gibson and Daikiel Shorts were both top 10 in the Big 12 in receiving yards per game, neither were in the top 10 in receptions per game. They were big-play threats for Skyler Howard and the offense.
Gary Jennings and Jovon Durante will likely be asked to step up. Durante finished last season 4th on the team in receptions and yards, finishing with 35 grabs on the season. Jennings has played in 26 games over the past 2 seasons, but only had 17 catches over that stretch. It’s time for him to start making his mark.
Dominique Maiden is a JUCO transfer from Riverside C.C. in California, who had over 70 catches the past two seasons.
But the biggest name that needs to step up is Ka’Raun White. It’s hard to ask him to be what his brother, Kevin, was at West Virginia. But heading into his final season in Morgantown, he has a chance to become the unit’s breakout star. The consistency hasn’t always been there for White, but he still finished last season 14th in the Big 12 in receptions per game (4.4) and 15th in the conference with 5 touchdown passes.