Huskers add commitment from weekend visitor
Stepping out from his official visit ending meeting with Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, Stockton (Calif.) Ronald E. McNair receiver Derrion Grim confirmed what all signs were pointing to throughout his weekend stay in Lincoln.
"Everything went great," Grim told HuskerOnline.com. "I'm about to tweet that I'm de-committing from Boise."
Asked if that meant he had made up his mind to switch his commitment to Nebraska, Grim said that he was going to send a follow-up tweet shortly thereafter stating that was indeed the case.
What made him have his change of heart regarding his college destination boiled down to the coaching staff, the state of art facilities and the track record of academics at NU, according to the 5-foot-11, 195-pound three-star prospect.
"What made me change my mind is the coaching staff here," Grim explained. "Nebraska has one of the best receivers coaches in the nation.
"And being in California, I really paid attention to Coach Riley when he was at Oregon State and the type of offense they ran. I was always impressed by him."
There were other factors involved in his decision that dealt with his personal development on the field and off of it.
"The academics at Nebraska are off the charts!" Grim stated. "I love it, and plus, they are among the best of the country for what I want to major in which is business and graphic arts.
"The facilities were also way better than Boise's. Nebraska has the technology so that I will be able to maximize my potential to 100 percent."
All the pageantry surrounding a Husker home football game also didn't hurt Nebraska's chances to flip Grim.
"The atmosphere was amazing and I actually wanted to be a part of the crowd and the tradition here," Grim said.
Grim was accompanied by his father on his official to NU and he is also fully on board with his son's decision to play his college football as a Cornhusker.
"He was telling me he was 100 percent in support of me that I needed to go to Nebraska," Grim shared. "He said with him going to still be out in California that this was the place I need to be and that he'd feel comfortable knowing I was here."
Nebraska now has 15 verbal commitments to their Class of 2016.