Before Nebraska (Sutton HS)
Garrett Nuss joined Nebraska as a walk-on out of Sutton High School, where he played multiple positions on the offensive line. Nuss earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald as a senior, one year after he was an honorable-mention all-state selection. Nuss helped the Mustangs to three state playoff appearances, including a run to the semifinals as a senior, when Sutton posted a 10-2 record. Following his career, Nuss was selected to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Nuss chose to walk on at Nebraska after receiving scholarship offers from Division III Nebraska Wesleyan and NAIA schools Midland, Concordia, Hastings and Doane.