Fresh faces: NC State

Here's a look at three Wolfpack players who could make names for themselves this fall:

DE David Akinniyi: He has found a football home again after Northeastern cut its program in November. Akinniyi, who enrolled in January, is expected to start and has one year of eligibility remaining. He was a three-year starter at Northeastern as a defensive end and linebacker. He had 40 tackles, including 12.5 for loss, and four sacks last year. He had two tackles for losses against BC last year.

RB Mustafa Greene: He rushed for 1,367 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging nine yards per carry last year at Irmo (S.C.) High. He also caught six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. With the lack of experience at running game, the door is open for a rookie like Greene to see some snaps.

OL Robert Crisp: He's expected to contribute immediately, as he was rated the No. 5 offensive lineman in his class by ESPN.com. He started at right tackle for the East team in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He recorded 75 pancake blocks during his senior season.

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