Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

With just over two weeks left before the start of the season opener, we're over halfway through with our positional previews for NC State. This week, Cory and Michael take a look at the trenches for the 2019 season.

Who are the players in line to start along the offensive line? How talented is the new-look defensive line? Larrell Murchison also joins the podcast to discuss his expectations and putting his city on his back.

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With fall camp in full swing, Pack Pride is rolling along with its annual positional preview for NC State football. Cory and Michael take a look at the wideouts and tight ends for the 2019 season.

How much of a leap can the three projected starters make? How deep is the slot for the Pack? Will Cary Angeline the be "safety valve" for the Pack's new QB? Emeka Emezie also joins the podcast to talk about his growth, leadership style and personal expectations.

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With fall camp firing up on Friday morning, Pack Pride is starting its annual positional preview for NC State football. Cory and Michael take a look at the quarterbacks and running backs for the 2019 season.

Who is the leader in the clubhouse heading into fall camp? How dynamic will the backfield be with two explosive tailbacks? Ricky Person Jr. also joins the podcast to talk about his health, leadership and expectations for his sophomore campaign.

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NC State football hosted some of the top talent across the state and the region Friday night during the Alpha Wolf Showcase. Cory and Michael were in attendance to provide a breakdown of the event.

They also take a look ahead at what to expect once fall camp opens on Friday morning. What are the biggest camp battles and freshmen to watch in camp? What is more important than football this week for Michael and his family?

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On Friday night, NC State will host its annual Alpha Wolf Showcase at Carter-Finley Stadium, featuring elite targets for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 classes! Cory and Michael take a look at the massive recruiting event on this week's podcast.

Who are the top targets expected to make the camp? How important is it for building future classes? Which commitments will be in attendance?

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Every year, the entire ACC collects in Charlotte for the unofficial kickoff to the football season. Pack Pride was on hand as the Wolfpack sent Dave Doeren and two players to represent the program.

What were the biggest takeaways from ACC Kickoff? Who performed the best at Life for Life? With one week until Alpha Wolf camp, Michael and Cory break down what to expect at the elite camp.

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On the final day of the Dave Doeren Football Camps, NC State hosted arguably two of the most important prospects in both the 2020 and 2021 class on campus. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at the summer camps as a whole along with the impact of having 2021 QB Aaron McLaughlin and 2020 WR commit Porter Rooks on the field.

How significant was this past weekend for NC State's recruiting class? In what ways has Rooks helped shape the 2020 class and start building toward the 2021 circuit? Who's next for NC State in the 2020 recruiting cycle after the dead period?


Over the weekend, NC State hosted hundreds of high school athletes on campus, but the biggest story happened off the field. Four players committed over the course of four days -- wearing out the red light.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark break down each player who committed along with a look back at the start of Dave Doeren Football Camps. Note: This podcast was recorded before Ezemdi Udoh's commitment.

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The upcoming week is a busy one for NC State football when it comes to recruiting. Whether it's the start of summer camps or multiple important visits for the 2020 class, R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look at myriad topics for the Pack.

Which visitors are expected for the Pack this coming week? Just how critical are the Dave Doeren Summer Camps for NC State? What will the month of June hold for the Pack20 class?


RALEIGH, N.C. -- On Friday at noon, No. 2 NC State will throw out the first pitch of the Greenville Regional against No. 3 Campbell. The Wolfpack will have to go through two of the toughest in-state teams in order to advance to the Super Regional.

Stephen Igoe of Hoist the Colours joins the Pack Pride Podcast break down the Pirates and take a look at the Camels. Cory Smith and Igoe take a look at the possible rotation for ECU, the big bats in the Pirates' lineup and how tough of an out Campbell will be.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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