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Top 25 player countdown: No. 22

No. 22. Jarrett Boykin, WR, Virginia Tech

2010 numbers: He started every game and led the Hokies with 53 catches for 847 yards and six touchdowns. He caught six passes in the opener against Boise State for 102 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown pass against NC State.

Previous ranking: Not ranked.

Making the case for Boykin: You can’t ignore the receiver who is poised to become Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in pass receptions and receiving yards. He has big hands, can make the tough catches, and has become only the fourth receiver in school history to exceed 2,000 yards. This past spring the coaches voted him the offensive player who had the most exceptional spring.

No. 23 Omoregie Uzzi, OG, Georgia Tech

No. 24 Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson

No. 25 EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State