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Cross-country move created new dream for future Griz DE Nuce

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Henry Nuce grew up on the other side of the country with no knowledge of college football or really anything else about the state of Montana before moving to Kalispell during his sophomore year of high school.

Before moving to the Treasure State, Nuce had no thought of playing college football or that the prospect was even a possibility.

He had no connection on either side of one of the fiercest rivalries in the West so, as a football fan, he said he “kind of liked both the Bobcats and the Grizzlies” his first couple of years living in Montana.

But as the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end blossomed into an intriguing prospect with plenty of upside and his recruitment picked up, his allegiance rapidly shifted.

“When I first started getting recruited and then in my senior year, I went down to a Griz game and it was unbelievable,” Nuce said. “I loved all the coaches and I loved (UM defensive line) Coach (Barry) Sacks. He’s a great guy. During that game, I was like, I had to come to this team. It blew me away.”

Henry Nuce grew up on the other side of the country with no
knowledge of college football or really anything else about the state of
Montana before moving to Kalispell during his sophomore year of high school.

Before moving to the Treasure State, Nuce had no thought of playing college football or that the prospect was even a possibility.

He had no connection on either side of one of the fiercest rivalries in the West so, as a football fan, he said he “kind of liked both the Bobcats and the Grizzlies” his first couple of years living in Montana.

But as the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end blossomed into an
intriguing prospect with plenty of upside and his recruitment picked up, his
allegiance rapidly shifted.

“When I first started getting recruited and then in my
senior year, I went down to a Griz game and it was unbelievable,” Nuce said. “I
loved all the coaches and I loved (UM defensive line) Coach (Barry) Sacks. He’s
a great guy. During that game, I was like, I had to come to this team. It blew
me away.”

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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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