Pack Pride - The NC State Wolfpack Podcast
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In less than 48 hours, NC State lost a commitment from a four-star recruit, missed on its top linebacker target then rebounded with a four-star offensive tackle. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at the class so far and what all three recruits add for the Wolfpack. How significant was was the addition of Austin Blaske for NC State's recruiting class? Is Georgia becoming a hotbed for Wolfpack recruiting? Who's next for NC State in the 2020 class?
With the 2019 NFL Draft just over 24 hours away, former NC State wide receiver Stephen Louis is hopeful he'll hear his name called. While it's more likely he'll have to wait to sign with a team afterward, Louis is ready to do whatever to make his NFL dreams come true. In the latest Pack Pride Podcast, Louis discusses his NFL future, his thoughts on Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers and his comeback from a season-ending injury.
With exactly one week left until the 2019 NFL Draft, NC State has a chance to place five or more players in the NFL for a second straight year. Will Brinson of CBS Sports joins the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss this year's class. Where will each player land starting next Thursday? Is Garrett Bradbury a lock in the first round? How high can Kelvin Harmon go on draft day? What do these back-to-back classes say about Dave Doeren developing players for the next level?
NC State hosted its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday, concluding the spring camp season with an emphatic statement about where the program stands. Cory and Michael break down the biggest takeaways from the weekend for the Wolfpack. How did the trio of quarterbacks fighting for the starting gig look? Who were the offensive and defensive MVPs? How impressive were the early enrollees?
Saturday is the official end of spring camp for NC State football, which is punctuated by the 2019 Kay Yow Spring Game. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at some of the biggest topics heading into the annual event. Which quarterbacks do they expect to shine? Who will be the standout early enrollees? How big is this weekend for NC State football recruiting?
In less than 48 hours, NC State landed three of its top recruits in the 2020 class in Joseph Johnson III, Aydan White and Nate McCollum. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at the class so far and what all three recruits add for the Wolfpack. How significant was this past weekend for NC State's recruiting class? Is the Wolfpack full at cornerback and how many more wideouts will the program take? Who's next for NC State in the 2020 class?
On Wednesday evening, NC State's 2018-19 season came to a halt as the Wolfpack's final shot fell short in the NIT Quarterfinals. State wrapped up a 24-12 season with a NIT run despite falling short for the NCAA Tournament, but heads into the offseason with a lot to look forward to for next year. What happened in the loss to Lipscomb? What was the biggest factor in NC State missing the Big Dance? What does the future hold for the Pack after the 24-win season?
NC State hosted its annual Pro Day Wednesday, featuring a slew of potential NFL talent on hand in front of scouts and coaches from every team. Cory and Michael were both on hand to take in the event and break down the prospects on hand along with talk to Dave Doeren about his updated contract. Who were the biggest standouts in the NC State Pro Day? Which under-the-radar players helped themselves the most? How does Doeren's contract extension help with program stability and recruiting future prospects?
The Wolfpack missed out on the NCAA Tournament, but is making the most of its postseason in the NIT. Coming out of spring break, NC State football returned to the practice field this week with several battles still ongoing. Michael and Cory break down the latest on the QB rotation and spring standouts. How important is the Pack's run in the NIT for Reynolds? What's the latest on the WBB team in the NCAA Tournament and baseball's red hot start?
With NC State football heading into the ACC Tournament, the Wolfpack football team one week into spring camp, wrestling winning the ACC Championship and baseball remaining undefeated, it was a busy weekend in Raleigh. Cory Smith and Michael Clark discuss the most important topics surrounding the Pack on the latest Pack Pride Podcast. Does NC State need one or two wins in the ACC Tournament to get off the bubble? Who stood out in spring camp? How important is NC State vs. FSU at Doak Field?
With NC State football opened up spring camp, the Wolfpack basketball team's season winding down and several non-revenue sports winning in big ways, it was a busy weekend in Raleigh. Cory Smith and Michael Clark discuss the most important topics surrounding the Pack on the latest Pack Pride Podcast. How impressive did the Pack football team look on opening day of camp? What does NC State need to do to lock in a spot in the NCAA Tournament? What has made the Pack 9's start so special?
With NC State spring camp officially kicking off on Saturday, Cory and Michael take a look at what to watch for the Wolfpack. Just months after the end of the 2018 season, the Pack has a lot of spots to fill and names to know. How will the new assistant coaches impact the position battles in camp? Who are the early favorites for Cory and Michael to win the QB job? Which early enrollees will make an instant impact?
On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Mike Waters, Syracuse beat writer for Syracuse.com and Syracuse Post-Standard, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Orange. How critical is the play of Tyus Battle to the success of the program? Where is Syracuse at in the development of this year's version of the 2-3 zone? Which freshman guard has played a critical role off the bench for the Orange in ACC play?
With the baseball season exactly one week away, Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball joins Cory to discuss the start of NC State's season. The Wolfpack comes into the season outside of several preseason Top 25 lists -- including sitting just outside the D1Baseball rankings. How important will the trio of Will Wilson, Patrick Bailey and Kent Klyman be? Which player needs to step up the most following the exits of Brock Deatherage and Brett Kinneman in the lineup? Who are some of the starters behind Reid Johnston?
With the final National Signing Day for the 2019 in the rearview mirror, NC State has the No. 26 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports. The Wolfpack has a combined 12 four-star players by the 247Sports rankings and all at positions of need in the coming years. Michael and Cory take a look at the final players added with Jordan Houston and Cecil Powell as the only true members of the 2019 class. What will transfers Levi Jones and Tabari Hines add for the future of the program?