BYU Football Recruiting Spotlight: 3-Star receiver Randal Grimes (Class of 2017)

Randal Grimes is a 6’5” 215 pound wide receiver/safety who recently received a scholarship offer to play for the BYU football team (Class of 2017).

Grimes preps at Desert Pines High School (Las Vegas, NV), where he has seen time at receiver, quarterback, and defensive back.  He started his High School career at Sierra Vista where as a freshman he completed 17 passes for 319 yards, three touchdowns, five interceptions and had 167 yards rushing with six more TDs.  During his sophomore season he was used primarily as a defensive back and recorded 44 tackles, four interceptions (three of which were returned for touchdowns), a forced fumble, and a kickoff returned for a touchdown.  After his sophomore season he transferred to Desert Pines where as a junior in 2015 he had 26 receptions for 548 yards (21.3 ave) and seven touchdowns, as well as 11 carries for 127 yards (11.5 ave) and one more score. He also had nine tackles, four two-point conversions and a punt return and kickoff return—both for touchdowns.  He was named to the Nevada All-State D1-A first team, and the 2015 All-USA Nevada second team.  He also plays for the Desert Pines basketball team.

Grimes is rated 3-stars by Rivals, but has not yet been rated by Scout or ESPN. list him as the No. 15 athlete in the entire country. He currently holds scholarship offers from Arizona State, BYU, Colorado State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Southern Utah, UNLV, USC, and Washington State. He is also being recruited by Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.  Grimes’ Desert Pines teammate Tony Fields II also has a BYU offer.

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada High School: Desert Pines
Class: 2017 HT/WT: 6’5”, 215 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver, Safety 40 time: 4.7
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:
Twitter: @RandaRandal Vertical:
[usrlist Rivals:3 Scout:2 ESPN:2 avg=”true”] Offers: Arizona State, BYU, Colorado State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Southern Utah, UNLV, USC, and Washington State

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