Put Up...or Lose: Who is Crucial to Hokie Success in 2010?

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Put Up...or Lose: Who is Crucial to Hokie Success in 2010?
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A championship is what every player on the gridiron strives for, and 2010 is a prime opportunity to go down in history for the Virginia Tech Hokies.

With seemingly every piece in place, it's time to hit the field and prove critics wrong. 

That being said, who will decide success or failure for the Hokies?

Jarrett Boykin, the number one receiver for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, has the chance to become an elite receiver in a matter of months.

As the aforementioned statement displayed, Taylor has Boykin as his primary target. However, if the Tech offense takes the throne from the defense's grasp, Boykin has to show up every Saturday.

In 2009's Chik-Fil-A Bowl victory season, the Matthews, North Carolina native caught 40 passes for 835 yards. 

While that doesn't seem much compared to the top notch wide-outs, Boykin accomplished the feat of attaining 20.9 yards-per-catch.

The amount of yardage the junior gains per reception, it's apparent Boykin has explosive abilities.

The 6'2", 215 pound receiver has enough talent to prove himself a true number one. However, with the rushing attack stacked, it lies on the possession receiver. 

Tyrod Taylor, if not injured, will perform as usual with graceful scrambling and the cannon armed, quick released spirals that has come to make scouts drool.

With the offensive line solid, quarterback play expected to be great, and the ground game even stronger, the receiving group has to step up.

Virginia Tech has high hopes, and will become successful if Jarrett Boykin leads the pack.

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