West Virginia offense still searching for more receiving options

Gary Jennings, David Sills V and Ka’Raun White provide West Virginia with some of the best receiving options in the Big 12 Conference.

The Mountaineers offense is still looking for reliable backup wide receivers, however, according to offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

“We’re still working through that one,” Spavital said during Tuesday’s media session. “Reggie Roberson Jr. is playing hard. He really is. That is something with the continuity with Will [Grier].

“That’s something that we’ve got to keep improving on, but I feel comfortable putting Reggie in the game as an outside receiver and going back-and-forth with him. That’s one guy, to me, that stands out the most.”

Stats don’t tell the story as Robinson only accounts for 30 yards receiving on 6 receptions and 1 touchdown this season. His production, as with the rest of the receivers, doesn’t quite compare to the numbers of the Mountaineers’ main wide receiver trio.

Jennings, Sills and White account for a combined 1,377 receiving yards and 95 receptions. Sills has 9 receiving touchdowns by himself, White has 3 and Jennings has 1.

The three receivers are important to a West Virginia offense putting up big numbers through the air each game, but depth is something Spavital hopes will come to lessen the load on his top guys.

“Overall, we can find more depth because Ka’Raun, Sills and Gary are playing 90 plays a game, including special teams,” Spavital said. “They are awesome kids and I know they can handle it, but throughout the course of a long season that completely wears down the athletes.”

West Virginia hosts Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 12 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

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