It’s not often that wide receivers Danny Coale and Jarrett Boykin create controversy; both are team-first players who shy away from the spotlight. But as the Hokies enter the stretch run of this season, the two find themselves in a bit of a conundrum.
After Coale led all receivers with eight catches for 128 yards Saturday in a win over Boston College, he moved past Antonio Freeman and Ricky Scales into second place on Virginia Tech’s all-time receiving yards list. Of course, the only player ahead of him is Boykin, who set the new record two weeks ago against Miami and is currently 222 yards ahead of Coale after snagging five catches for 46 yards Saturday.
The two seniors also sit alone atop Virginia Tech’s career receptions list. Boykin is atop the list with 155 catches and Coale isn’t far behind with 145.
If anything, it creates an intriguing dilemma for quarterback Logan Thomas, who said Saturday he’s not one to play favorites.
“Danny is one of those guys, you look up and he’s open all the time,” Thomas said. “Everybody says Danny Coale is always open and it was just that way today. Last week it was Jarrett that was always open, and I think it just kind of flip-flops in between games.”