Even after coaching Kevin White for the previous two seasons, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wasn’t expecting the eye-opening speed the future top ten selection displayed at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month.
“I think we looked at him – he’s so big and physical, and he high points the ball. That is what caught the attention of the NFL,” Holgorsen explained during his first media conference as the Mountaineers gear up for the start of spring practice. “He did that so well that we didn’t think about the fact that he could actually run because all that other stuff stood out so much.”
Overlooking White’s speed isn’t that much of a oversight by Holgorsen, as his production wowed fans and pro scouts alike by catching 144 passes for 1954 yards and 15 touchdowns during his two season stint with West Virginia after transferring from Lackawanna College in 2013.
“When I was watching it, after about the first 15 yards, I went ‘woah.’ I was obviously proud of him,” Holgorsen added. “He’s like ‘what’s the big deal? I don’t understand why you guys didn’t think I could run.’ I was surprised. I think it was because we saw his other physical skills that kind of overshadowed his speed.”
In case you didn’t watch it enough, check out White’s blazing 40-yard dash again:
White, as well as potential draft picks like Mario Alford, Mark Glowinski and others, will be in attendance for the WVU Pro Day in Morgantown this Friday.
Holgorsen will once again hear one of his receiver’s name be called as a first round draft pick when the 2015 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 30 from Chicago. Stay with WVUPros as we keep you up-to-date on the latest leading up to the draft and where our latest WVUPros will begin their NFL careers this year.