Ka’Raun White comes from a football family-- one that is very familiar with West Virginia University.
White, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound, wide receiver from Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College, is the younger brother of Kevin White who just wrapped up his Mountaineer career.
Earlier this week, West Virginia took a step forward to keep the White pipeline going, extending an offer to the younger White.
“The offer itself caught me by surprise,” White said. “When coach (Galloway) called me on the phone and let me know he was going to offer me I was pretty excited. I love West Virginia as a school and program. It’s all pretty exciting.”
“Coach Galloway told me he looked at my film and told me he wanted to offer me because I deserved it,” White continued. “He stressed it wasn’t because Kevin White was my brother but because I’m a talented football player.”
On the field, though, Ka’Raun plays a similar style like his older brother minus one small detail.
“We play a lot alike but I’m not as talkative on the field,” White laughed. “I make my catches and get back to the huddle. But we both play real aggressive.”
Later this month, after the conclusion of the recruiting dead period, White will make the trip to Morgantown for an official visit. While it’s a place he’s visited numerous times the past couple of years, he’s anticipating a different vibe this time around.
“I’ll be down on January 30 for my official visit,” White explained. I just really want to feel the vibe of the coaches and feel wanted. That’s my main focus. I also want to see what receivers they have coming in and see about my coming in and playing right away.”
This past season for the Falcons White hauled in 42 passes for 522 yards and three touchdowns in ten games. His physical play on the field had led to additional recruiting interest outside of West Virginia.
“I have offers from Akron, Idaho and Monmouth,” White said. “I’ve talked to Arizona State some. But West Virginia is home. I do love the program and the air-raid style of offense with all the receivers. The coaching staff is cool. I just love West Virginia.”
As he red-shirted his first year at Lackawanna, White will have three years to play three at the next level.