Nick Terry Chooses The Blue
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Nick Terry Chooses The Blue

Pleasant Grove HS DT Nick Terry (Elk Grove, CA) verbally committed to Boise State on Saturday afternoon bringing the total to 14 for the 2013 class. The talented DT was one of the top prospects on the Bronco recruiting board & the coaching staff filled a huge position of need by receiving his commitment. So, what set Boise State apart from the other schools? Well according to Nick..

Pleasant Grove HS DT Nick Terry (Elk Grove, CA) verbally committed to Boise State on Saturday afternoon bringing the total to 14 for the 2013 class. The talented DT was one of the top prospects on the Bronco recruiting board and the coaching staff filled a huge position of need by receiving his commitment. So, what set Boise State apart from the other schools?

"It was the coaches," he said. "I liked some of the coaches at other schools, but I liked all of them at Boise State. Also, the defense is perfect for me. Boise State had the most pros when comparing the schools."

"Our season ended yesterday," he stated. "I had already talked about it with my parents and decided I didn't want to waste anyone's time. I knew I wanted to go to Boise State. That's why I decided to pull the trigger."

"It's definitely a weight lifted off my shoulders," said Terry. "I'm done with it now. I know where I'm going to college. It's no longer stressful and I can hit the gym and start preparing for Boise State."

Terry (6'4, 265) could also find himself in the mix for early playing time next season.

"I'm going to come in and compete for a spot," he said. "Knowing that they need DTs puts a lot of pressure on me to go in there and perform well right away. That's why I intend to hit the gym hard, continue to work hard, and be ready for that challenge since it's a big jump from HS to college."

"I'm 100% committed."

He went on to say that the coaching staff was thrilled to receive his commitment.

"Coach K said I made his day and was really excited," said Terry. "Coach Avalos said it felt better than the win and Coach Petersen was really pumped up too. He said he can't wait to get my dad up there so they can show him everything they showed me."

"Boise State recruits good guys," he said. "That's one of the things that my parents liked most. Coach Petersen is also big on academics. That was real big for my mom."

Pleasant Grove finished the 2012 season with a 7-5 record. Terry says the team didn't perform as well as he had hoped, but that he was still proud from a team and individual perspective.

"We had a better year last year," he said. "We just didn't play as well this year. It was just one of those seasons, but I've had a great HS career, and have won a couple sectional championships. That's something I'll always remember."

So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Nick Terry?

"I'm a high energy guy," he said. "I play with a high motor and when I make plays...I get wild," he added with a laugh.

As a senior, Terry racked up 50 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Nick Terry.