Pack Pride's Up Close With OL Garrett Kline

Pack Pride profiles JUCO all-american offensive lineman Garrett Kline.

The following is a Q & A session with offensive lineman Garrett Kline from Lackawanna Junior College in Scanton, Pa. Pack Pride will be profiling many of NC State's signees from the Class of 2005 over the next several weeks.

What have you been up to since the end of football season and are you doing anything to get ready for the upcoming football season?

"Since the end of the football season I've been trying my best to stay on track academically and athletically. My whole schedule revolves around hitting the weights, doing cardio, working on my technique, and staying on track with my grades."

When do you plan to arrive at NC State?

"I'll be there for the first session in late May."

When it came time to decide on your future college, what was the number one reason you selected NC State?

"State has a great football program and the O-line had some injury problems this past season, and I know I can help them out with that aspect."

What was your first impression when you met coach Amato?

Coach Amato really wants this program to go places, and he has good enthusiasm and he wants to win. That's something I want to be a part of and contribute to. When I sat down with him in January it made me excited to know I was going to be a part of the Wolfpack."

During your high school career, what accomplishment are you most proud of?

"I'm proud of the fact that I stuck with it and even though I only started one year I believe that I proved myself to my teammates."

If you could pattern your game after one NFL player, who would it be?

"Jumbo Elliot. He stuck with the game for so long and played with heart and he's someone I really look up to."

What is your favorite subject in school?


Who would you consider to be NC State's rival in football?

"UNC. I'm REALLY looking forward to that game."

Who is your favorite music artist?

"Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd."

What is your favorite movie?

"Million Dollar Baby."

Did you use the internet at all during the recruiting process and if so, what did you use it for?

"Not really. I kept in touch with the administration for the most part just to see if I was up to date on everything."

What do you think you'll need to improve on before you get to NC State?

"I know the competition will be intense, and I look forward to that. Things like footwork, staying low, and focusing on the task at hand. Working with Coach Barry I know I'll be able to improve on those aspects big time."

If you hadn't selected NC State, who would your next choice have been?

"I'm not really sure to be honest with you."

What do you like to do in your spare time?

"I'm really a homebody and just like to relax."

Is there anything you're good at that might surprise people?

"My dedication and hard work will pay off hopefully, and I think I'll be surprising a lot of people this coming year."

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