Nebraska wide receiver commit Derrion Grim didn’t just have a nice season. Or even what would call a great season.
Derrion Grim had a record-assaulting season.
The McNair high school (Cali.) product had 34 receiving touchdowns. A California state-record.
Grim had 1,928 receiving yards in a single-season. Also a California state-record.
“I feel like I did a good job. I broke two records and tied one. I think it was a pretty good deal,” said Grim, who admits he didn’t go into the season thinking he would put up the numbers he did. “I didn’t really go into it thinking that way. I was just trying to get better. I was shooting for 2,000 yards throughout the season. That was one of my in season goals. The other was 20 touchdowns. When I got 34, it was pretty surprising.”
Grim also recorded three special teams touchdowns in 2015 – pushing his total to 37 on the year.
“Coming into the season Coach Williams told me I don’t need to get tackled as much,” said Grim. “Every time we talked. He would say, ‘don’t get tackled. Don’t get tackled. Tonight, don’t get tackled.’
Grim revealed plans to enroll early at Nebraska. The senior will hit Lincoln in January, meaning he will able to participate in the Huskers’ 15 spring practices.
“I think it’s going to give me a great chance in my opinion,” said Grim when asked about possibly playing next year. “If I have time to read the playbook and get used to the speed of college football, it’s going to help me out a lot. I’m ready to get faster as a player.
“They are telling me that they are excited and really can’t wait for me to get there. I really don’t know yet what to work on. I want to send Coach Williams my new highlights to see what he has to say.”
Big Red Report will have more on the 2016 prospect in our N-Sider on Friday.