Freshman bursts on the scene for West Virginia

September 8, 2015

It was only a matter of time before the next West Virginia receiver became a college football superstar. Right?

Kevin White is off to the NFL with the Chicago Bears, and though it's unlikely that just one guy will replace his production, a herd of receivers reasonably could as a committee. 

In the weeks leading up to the season, hype around freshman wide out Jovon Durante exploded. And apparently, for good reason. The rookie sensation hauled in a few deep receptions and looked as dynamic as anticipated.

“I told you they can run,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said of Durante and sophomore wide receiver Shelton Gibson. “We are going to ask them to do a lot more than just run fast and catch balls down field. They continue to get better. Their catches will continue to get better.”

(h/t Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)