Freshman WR Derrion Grim leaving Husker program
It's been an event filled August for the Nebraska football team.
Last week the Huskers lost offensive lineman Jerald Foster for the season, back-up quarterback A.J. Bush announced his transfer to Iowa Western C.C. and wide receivers coach Keith Williams was suspended four games after receiving a DUI.
On Wednesday the run of bad news continued, as true freshman wide receiver Derrion Grim announced he was leaving the Husker football program on Twitter, followed by goodbye tweets from fellow true freshmen Tony Butler and JD Spielman.
Thank you to all the Husker fans & my Husker teammates. I appreciate everything you all have done for me. Love all of you!🌽🔴⚪️— 🎉🎈Aug. 31st🎈🎉 (@_7thWonder) August 25, 2016
Grim's transfer comes as a major surprise, considering the California native was in line to receive playing time as a true freshman at NU's most talent-filled position.
What's even more puzzling is after the departure of seniors Jordan Westerkamp, Brandon Reilly and Alonzo Moore in 2016, Grim was in a position to be one of the Huskers primary receiving targets in 2017.
It was known all along it would be difficult for any new receiver to crack the deep line-up at the position, considering they are statistically the best returning group of receivers in school history.
As a senior in high school, Grim caught 96 passes for 1,928 yards and 34 touchdowns in 10 games, setting a state record for receiving yards in a season. Before committing to Nebraska, Grim was originally pledged to Boise State for months.