Corral Conversations: Armand Nance

Andy Dekaney HS TE Armand Nance (Houston, TX) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 class back in February and is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented TE has been doing a number of different workouts and says he has received solid results. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his current workout routine and more.

Andy Dekaney HS TE Armand Nance (Houston, TX) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 class back in February and is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented TE has been doing a number of different workouts and says he has received solid results.

"I've been doing a lot of different things to prepare for Boise," he said. "A lot of running, lifting weights, working with a trainer, conditioning, and combining it with the workout plan," he added.

"I'm up to 240 now," he stated. "I feel that's a good weight for me. I've gotten a lot quicker, cleaned up my running form, and I feel much faster. I wanted to work on my balance as well and feel I've gotten much better with that."

"I'm listed as both (TE/FB) on the roster," said Nance. "I'll play either position. That's the type of person I am. Some people have asked me what positions I've played and I tell them I don't play a position...I play football. I try to learn as much as I can about every position."

And one thing Nance certainly brings to the Broncos is versatility.

"I've played O-line, D-end, D-tackle, even some onside kicks," he said. "To be comfortable in an offensive scheme, I take it upon myself to learn what each position is supposed to do on a certain play. That way I always know what I'm supposed to do no matter which position I'm playing."

"As I get older, I catch on to things more quickly," said Nance. "I'm able to learn the different plays at a faster pace and then know exactly what I'm supposed to do."

The future Bronco says he keeps in close contact with the other members of the "Houston 4."

"Yesterday was my birthday. Ben (Weaver) wished me a happy birthday and talked about us representing Boise State," he said. "I talked to Shane (Rhodes) about a week ago. I keep in contact with all of them."

"I definitely look forward to playing with them," he said. "Texas football has some of the best competition in the nation. I think they'll be expecting a lot of us since we're coming from Texas. I plan on going up there and showing them what I'm all about."

Nance saw both ends of the spectrum during his HS career. As a freshman, he and his teammates went 0-9, but continued to improve with each season and it all came together in 2011 as they finished 14-2 and brought home a state championship. So, what will he take with him from that experience to Boise State and beyond?

"It boils down to our coaches," he said. "They learned from every loss and got stronger because of it. I learned that it takes a lot of talent and discipline to win. We had that in our class."

"To go from 0-9 to 14-2 just shows that we had great coaches that knew how to get us to play at our best."

And Nance says he'll arrive in Boise on June 24th and will enroll in the summer bridge program.

"I leave on June 24th," he said. "I love it here, but I'm ready to start that new chapter at Boise State. I'll have a few bridges to cross, but I feel that I learned how to overcome adversity in HS. That will help me."

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




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