2013 Top 25 Player Countdown: No. 22

July, 26, 2013
No. 22 on our list may very well have been the breakout player of the spring.

No. 22: C.J. Prosise, WR

Previous ranking: Not ranked

Making the case: Prosise redshirted last season, his first in South Bend, when he was a safety. He switched sides prior to the start of spring practice this year, and his impact was immediately felt. Fellow second-year receivers Justin Ferguson and Davonte' Neal both transferred early in the spring, creating a big opening on a unit that had already lost two starters from last season, including slot man Robby Toma. Prosise accounted for the only touchdown in the Blue-Gold spring game, hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Malik Zaire. He also broke free for a long touchdown pass in a spring scrimmage that was open to the media. In addition, Prosise will likely be the frontrunner to take over punt return duties when camp opens in early August.

The countdown

No. 23 Ishaq Williams

No. 24 Kyle Brindza

No. 25 Greg Bryant

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