With it being Senior Day at Milan Puskar Stadium this weekend, WVU will be saying goodbye to at least 20 players. It especially means that at least for now, WVU will be saying goodbye to the White family, with Kyzir and Ka’Raun White graduating and moving on.
The oldest White Brother Kevin came to WVU as a Junior College transfer from Lackawanna College and played in Morgantown from 2013-2014.
During his time in Morgantown, White caught 144 passes, for 1954 yards and 15 touchdowns. White’s stats got the attention of every NFL scout and the Chicago Bears drafted him seventh overall in the 2015 NFL draft.
Kyzir White also attended Lackawanna College before coming to WVU. Kyzir came to WVU as the one White brother who plays defense instead of offense and immediately made an impact as a hard hitting safety.
White’s stats jump off the page, in his two seasons at WVU, Kyzir has 119 total tackles and 3 interceptions, with at least 3 games left. Kyzir has slowly gained more and more national attention and should be hearing his name called in next years NFL draft.
Then there was the more quiet and reserved of the White brothers, Ka’Raun. Sometimes overshadowed in the West Virginia receiving core, with players such as Shelton Gibson Jr. last season and David Sills this season. White like his brothers, transferred to WVU from Lackawanna College.
Ka’Raun showed flashes lsat season in the 10 games he played before his broke his leg. Ka’Raun is having a breakout season so far, catching 51 passes for 907 yards and 10 touchdowns. Ka’Raun caught 114 passes for 1765 yards and 15 touchdowns with at least 3 games remaining in his college career.
The White family became the Plumlee brothers (Duke) of College Football, three brothers all attending the same University and making an impact athletically. They were dependable players that played a huge role in the recent Mountaineer success over the past 5 seasons and Holgorsen knows it.
“This is the end of the White Era, and that’s sad,” said Holgorsen in his weekly press conference. Holgorsen went on to say that the two White brothers graduating (Kyzir and Ka’Raun) have been two of the more important players on and off the field this season. Just because the White brothers are leaving, doesn’t mean the White family is fully tapped of recruits.
Holgorsen said, “I have a great relationship with their dad and he says there’s cousins coming. That should get everyone fired up.” Ka’Raun went on to talk about his nephew and younger family members and their potential to play in college.
“He’s pretty good at receiver but he loves to hit. He’s another Kyzir. Even wears Kyzir’s No. 8. He’s pretty legit. The others are in still in elementary school and middle school, so you’ve got a little while.”
So as Kyzir and Ka’Raun say goodbye to Morgantown, it is important to remember just how much the White family as a whole have given to Mountaineer fans, and how much they can’t wait to see if future White family members can match it.