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NC State Football Players Can Earn a Minimum of $25k Through Pack of Wolves NIL Collective in 2023

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On Monday, news broke that the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective is guaranteeing that NC State scholarship Football players will have the opportunity to make a minimum of $25k in 2023.

Pack of Wolves NIL Collective today announced a strategic move to ensure that N.C. State football studentathletes can remain competitive in the NIL landscape. The program, called Leading the Pack, creates opportunities for these studentathletes to engage in NIL activities in the community this next calendar year, where they could earn a minimum of $25,000 based upon an individual analysis of the NIL value that each studentathlete brings.

We sought to create an enhanced NIL organization with a high standard of trust and accountability that honors N.C. State’s excellence, said Charlie Stallings, chairman of the board for Pack of Wolves collective. We have worked hard to pair businesses, brands, and local charities with N.C. State football studentathletes. This behindthescenes work has brought us to the point where we can make this significant commitment today. Football studentathletes will go out into the community monthly with the opportunity to earn $25,000 or more annually. These engagements can be charitable appearances working with youth in the community, partnering with the businesses or brands who have contributedand more.

We are excited about the continued expansion of Name, Image, and Likeness opportunities available to N.C. State studentathletes, said Dave Doeren, N.C. State football coach. We are particularly proud that they can use their platform to impact the greater North Carolina community and its philanthropic organizations.

Several local charities have already signed on to participate, including Gigi’s Playhouse of Raleigh, N.C., the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, Dress for Success Triangle N.C., The Harrelson Center of Wilmington, N.C., SAFEchild, and the Food Bank of Central &  Eastern North Carolina. (Link)

The ‘Leading the Pack’ program is similar to one at Texas Tech, where 100 team members were guaranteed $25k annually.

It is timely for this announcement to come out when it did, because on December 5th, the Transfer Portal officially opens.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Dof87
Dof87
2 months ago

What about basketball players, and other athletes?

UNC seemingly paid hundreds of thousands to return a supposed championship basketball team. We’ll see how that work out for them. In some ways, it puts a lot of added pressure on players as well as coaches.

garyblais
garyblais
2 months ago

I thought the idea of NIL was to compensate athletes for the use of their NIL? This seems to require a time commitment, not that athletes wouldn’t be interested or shouldn’t be but I didn’t think there had to be a quid pro quo. Time is the one thing they don’t have a lot of, at least during the school year.

Dof87
Dof87
2 months ago
Reply to  garyblais

$25,000 per hour!

Dof87
Dof87
2 months ago

Glad to see us doing what we can to stay competitive. I wonder if these numbers keep going up as schools try to out-do each other.

Papajohn
Papajohn
2 months ago
Reply to  Dof87

Good question. I also wonder, are there bidding wars for the best players? And is $25k at, or near, the P5 average?

Last edited 2 months ago by Papajohn
Dof87
Dof87
2 months ago
Reply to  Papajohn

25K is the ‘minimum’ so I would expect starters will be getting more. How much maybe its better we don’t know.

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NC State’s 2023 Football Schedule has Arrived!

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NC State’s 2023 Football schedule was released yesterday.

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Notes

  • NC State will play all three in-state ACC rivals: UNC, Duke and Wake Forest
  • NC State has two Friday night games back to back: UVA & Louisville
  • NC State will play Quarterback Brennan Armstrong’s former team UVA on 9/22.
  • NC State will host Notre Dame for the 2nd time ever, and will face a familiar face in former Wake Forest Quarterback Sam Hartman.
  • In the first year without Divisions in the ACC, 5 of NC State’s 8 conference opponents will be teams that were in the Coastal Division last year: UVA, UNC, Miami, Duke, VT.
    • The three former Atlantic Division opponents are: Clemson, Wake Forest and Louisville

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NC State’s 2023 Football Recruiting Class has the Most 4-Star Players in the Dave Doeren Era

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NC State’s 2023 football recruiting class is currently ranked 30th nationally by ON3, but I think you can make an argument that this could be Dave Doeren’s best class since he’s been in Raleigh.

Currently, 9 of the 18 players that make up the class (not including collegiate transfers) are 4-star prospects. You would think a class that included 9 4-star prospects would be ranked higher than 30th, but the reason it isn’t, is because different recruiting services rank players differently.

This is the most 4-star players that Doeren has ever had in a single class.

2023 – 9
2022 – 7
2021 – 8
2020 – 3
2019 – 7
2018 – 6
2017 – 4
2016 – 2
2015 – 5
2014 – 6
2013 – 2

4-Star Players in the Wolfpack’s 2023 Recruiting Class

Safety Daemon Fagan (247, ON3, Rivals & ESPN)
Tight End Javonte Vereen (ON3 & ESPN)
Safety Zack Myers (247 & Rivals)
Running Back Kendrick Raphael (ESPN & Rivals)
JUCO Defensive Lineman Jykeveous Hibbler (ESPN)
JUCO Safety Bishop Fitzgerald (ON3)
Offensive Lineman Darion Rivers (ON3)
Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion (Rivals)
Cornerback Brandon Cisse (ON3)

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Former NC State Defensive End Claude Larkins Commits to FIU

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Former NC State Defensive End Claude Larkins has committed to play for Florida International University.

On January 1st, Larkins made it official that he was entering the Transfer Portal.

Larkins only played 11 snaps in 1 game this season (Charleston Southern), and recorded 1 tackle. In 2021, he played 16 snaps in 1 game and recorded 2 tackles.

He was a 3-star recruit out of Hollywood, Florida, in the 2020 recruiting class, so heading to Miami puts him at around an hour from his hometown.

Larkins has three years of eligibility remaining.

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NC State will Host Notre Dame for their 2023 Football Home Opener

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It’s official. NC State’s football home opener will be against Notre Dame next Fall.

The Wolfpack defense will see a familiar face across the line of scrimmage throwing the pigskin. Former Wake Forest Quarterback Sam Hartman transferred to play for the Irish for his final year of eligibility.

This will mark the 4th time Hartman has faced NC State in his career.

Notre Dame finished the 2022 season ranked 18th in the AP Poll, with a 9-4 record.

This will mark the 4th time the Wolfpack have played the Irish, and the second time at home. The other time Notre Dame came to Raleigh, NC State won 10-3 in a hurricane. The Wolfpack have won 2 of their 3 games against the Irish.

The Wolfpack’s other non-conference opponents in 2023 will be at UCONN, and VMI and Marshall at home.

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