White, though, continues to impress all. He did so in the spring. He's apparently doing so now.
Actually, it's a great sign for head coach Dana Holgorsen. It's another dimension.
Mountaineer fans are used to the exploits of 5-8, 176-pound Tavon Austin, who was so coveted in the most recent NFL draft that the St. Louis Rams shipped a second-round pick to the Buffalo Bills and swapped first- and third-round picks to select him.
Alford, a transfer, is 5-9, 175 pounds. Jordan Thompson is 5-7, 168 pounds. They are Smurfs. Ditto freshman Jacky Marcellus. Gibson, Carswell, Dante Campbell and Devonte Mathis are all 6-foot or taller.
None, however, have the body combination of White. It's a throwback to the old days, when the bigger receivers ruled. Now even in the NFL, smaller, quicker players like Austin and Wes Welker are getting more looks and publicity.
"We thought it was important to get some guys in here with a little more experience and maybe a different body type than high school guys," Holgorsen said way back at the start of spring drills.
Receivers coach Lonnie Galloway said, "yes, he's what you're looking for. He's big, athletic, can run, is tall, catches the ball ... I'd take five or six Kevin Whites."
At the time, though, Galloway was hesitant to say more. White, after all, was new to WVU's camp. A native of Plainfield, N.J., White was fresh from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. He was ranked the No. 2 junior college receiver in that state by one service.
But Galloway didn't want White to get cocky and then complacent.
Word is, he didn't.
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