After a stop at Nebraska and nearly heading to Washington State, there is no doubt one of Fresno State’s gems in the 2017 class is wide receiver Derrion Grim of San Joaquin Delta College.
Out of Stockton (Calif.) McNair High School, Grim accepted a scholarship offer to Nebraska and enrolled early to be a Cornhusker. Grim competed in spring and fall camps before returning home to play his freshman year at a local junior college. He led San Joaquin Delta College with 58 receptions for 931 yards and 10 touchdowns in 10 games this past season.
Grim also earned another three-star rating and was picked as Scout.com’s overall No. 61 junior college prospect in the nation. He previously committed to another Power-5 program, Washington State, but was won over by Fresno State in December.
Said Grim, “It all started off talking to (Coach Jeff) Tedford and (Jamie) Christian. They came to my house… They talked to me about how it would be a good setup for me because it’s closer to home, I’ll be representing California and all that other great stuff. They just told me to come take a visit to see how I would like it so I agreed to it. I ended up loving it.
“The coaches seem more genuine than the other two schools,” Grim added. “Going to Fresno State, they give me the best chance to make my dreams come true.”
Grim’s dreams include a career in the NFL and the 6-foot and 195-pound receiver likens his game to Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I loved how (Fresno State) runs the pro-style offense and how they are going to pass a lot,” Grim said. “That’s always a great thing to hear as a receiver.
“My strengths are releases, my routes, and everything after the catch. If I would compare myself to playing like somebody it would probably be Antonio Brown. That’s what a lot of people tell me.”
In all of Grim’s stops in the last two years, his versatility has made him a threat at both the outside and slot receiver positions. He expects to do the same for the Bulldogs.
Grim has three years of eligibility remaining and is anxious to make his FBS debut.
“I’m so excited, I can’t wait,” Grim said. “Having to come back to the JC level, it makes me a lot more excited to come back next year and play for Fresno State. I can’t wait for the season to come by and show everyone."
Of Grim, Fresno State Head Coach Jeff Tedford said: “He’s a bounce back from Nebraska and went to Delta JC and had a great year there. He was committed to Washington State at the beginning and we were fortunate to get him flipped and have him stay home."
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