On Saturday, WVU wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. showcased his skills on a 70-yard touchdown reception in the first half against Oklahoma State. The true sophomore did most of the work himself, catching a 10-yard slant and immediately taking it the extra 60-yards to the house.
In two seasons, Wright has proven that he can be extremely dangerous for opposing teams. To go along with his 70-yard touchdown on Saturday, Wright tallied a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown in 2019. When given open space, Wright is simply unstoppable for opposing teams. While it is a stretch to call him the “next Tavon Austin,” his skill could provide a huge boost to the offense.
As of now, Wright only has 28 career catches for the Mountaineers. While his lack of production last season was very likely attributed to inexperience, Wright is proving to be capable of handling the Big 12 life. If the Mountaineers are looking for a spark moving forward, Wright is easily the man for the job.
West Virginia has been known for their speed for several years, and it seems as if they have found their next flashy playmaker. It is time to start getting Winston Wright Jr. the ball and letting him work his magic.