Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Fresh faces: Wake Forest
By ESPN.com staff
Raise your hand if you knew who Luke Kuechly was at this time last year? Exactly. Today we begin a series looking at potential impact players from each school that you've likely never heard of before, or newcomers with the potential to make an immediate contribution. We'll look at three players from each school -- they can be true freshmen, redshirt freshmen, transfers or just an otherwise unheralded player or newcomer who will be making an impact for the first time. Maybe, by the end of the 2010 season, one of them will develop into a nationally recognized talent like Kuechly.
We'll star with Wake Forest, where whomever starts at quarterback will also be a fresh face.
WR Terence Davis -- He redshirted in 2008 then tore his ACL in camp in 2009 and missed spring practices. He should be back for the start of August camp and could be in the rotation this fall. Davis, from Lilburn, Ga., by way of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a quarterback and defensive back for Brookwood High.
NT Nikita Whitlock -- The redshirt freshman from Wylie, Texas was a linebacker last year and moved to nose tackle this past spring where he impressed the coaches. He's a strong rusher who could help out the line.
LB Justin Jackson -- The redshirt freshman led the defense during the spring game with a team-high six tackles. He graduated from Richmond (N.C.) High school, where he made 123 tackles as a junior and added 191 as a senior with eight sacks and 18 tackles for loss.