One Mountain West program getting over on one from the Big Ten has officially come to fruition.
Earlier this offseason, after deciding to transfer from USC, Randal Grimes committed to continuing his collegiate playing career at Minnesota. On social media late last week, however, Grimes wrote that while he appreciated the opportunity presented to him by P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota football program, “it was in God’s plan for me to see another path” that will lead him to UNLV.
Not long after, his hometown Rebels confirmed the wide receiver’s addition to the roster.
Grimes was a three-star recruit member of the Trojans’ Class of 2017, rated as the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Nevada. He caught two passes for 17 yards his true freshman season, then didn’t record a reception this past year.
It’s expected UNLV will seek a waiver for immediate eligibility for the receiver.