Big Sky Conference

Coffeyville JC K Bailey commits to Montana State


One domino after another caused Tristan Bailey to end up in Laramie instead of Fort Collins, then back in Fort Collins but not on the football field. After missing competition, Bailey found himself in Coffeyville, Kansas for most of the last year, an unlikely place that led him in Bozeman, Montana over the last few days.

A year at Coffeyville Junior College helped land him on Montana State’s recruiting radar in November. MSU special teams coordinator B.J. Robertson reached out to Bailey initially. Bailey spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on an official visit to Montana State’s campus. The standout kicker left Bozeman verbally committed to join the Bobcats in January as a mid-year transfer.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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