Houston TE "All About Winning' On The Blue

Andy Dekaney HS TE Armand Nance (Houston, TX) picked up an offer from Boise State last Friday and decided to jump on the Blue and Orange bandwagon on Tuesday morning. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Andy Dekaney HS TE Armand Nance (Houston, TX) picked up an offer from Boise State last Friday and decided to jump on the Blue and Orange bandwagon on Tuesday morning as he verbally committed to the Broncos. Nance, who was originally from New Orleans but was displaced by Hurricane Katrina along with his family, is an intriguing TE prospect due to his excellent blocking skills and says his goal is to develop into a "complete" TE.

"I just got the offer last Friday," he said. "I was driving and I got a call from Coach Huff saying they wanted to offer me," he added.

"I was real excited when I got the offer," he stated. "They like that I'm a physical blocker, that I get after it, and don't stop until after the whistle."

"I was thinking about committing last night, but they (coaching staff) told me to sleep on it," said Nance. "So, I woke up this morning, talked it over with my HS coach, and committed at around 9:15 am. I committed to Coach Huff and then I spoke to Coach Petersen to make it official. Basically, he said they were fired up about me."

Nance likes the fact that Boise State has made a living off recruiting kids that might be ten pounds lighter or two inches shorter, but they "get after it" and have a strong work ethic.

"They don't look for the largest guy," he said. "They look for the guy that's going to get after it and give it his all. That's what I like most. They're all about winning up there. I also like the fact that the coaches are real friendly and the blue turf is cool too."

Ms. Nance also had a message for the Bronco coaching staff - don't let Armand slip on his religion or grades.

"My mom was real excited, but she told them I better not slip on my religion or grades," he said with a laugh. "She's a pretty religious person and has been there for me through everything. She wants to make sure I stay in line since I'll be away from home."

What does Nance (6'1, 238) bring to the gridiron?

"Like I said, I get after it and play through the whistle," he said. "I'm always trying to get better and become a more complete TE," he added.

As a junior, Nance had 3 receptions for 29 yards and 2 TDs.

He also had an offer from North Texas and received interest from TCU, Baylor, and Kansas State.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Armand Nance.


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