Nebraska Freshman WR Derrion Grim Will Leave Nebraska

Nebraska freshman wide receiver Derrion Grim is leaving Nebraska.

Nebraska freshman wide receiver Derrion Grim, a former early-enrollee, will transfer. The former three-star wide receiver announced the move on Twitter Wednesday night after rumors regarding his status had been circulating the last 12 hours. Grim was expected to play in 2016 as a true freshman, but not be a starter. 

"He was uncomfortable there," LaTef Grim, Derrion's father told the Lincoln Journal Start on Wednesday night. "This isn't the first incident. He wanted to leave in the spring. Coaches talked to him ... and it got to a point now where he was calling me through camp. And I was like, 'This is camp.' I thought it was camp life.

"But at the end of the day, if you kind of know Derrion, you know he's a little different, if a dude's not comfortable a dude's not comfortable. It got to a point where I said, 'OK, enough is enough.'"

Grim, who set California state receiving records in 2015, was the nation's No. 66 wide receiver in last year's class according to He logged 1,928 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns in 2015 – both  single-season records. If he hadn’t been such a strong commitment to Nebraska, it’s likely more than just Boise State, UNLV and Eastern Washington would have offered the recruit.

He was named the 2015 Starbucks/Black Hat offensive Player of the Year for the 209 in Cali.

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