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Fresno State basketball recruiting: Top-150 recruit Nate Grimes picks Bulldogs.

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Nate Grimes announces his commitment to Fresno State

The Fresno State basketball program received a major commitment today from Nate Grimes, a 6'7" Forward from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Grimes, who had several offers from schools including Boston College, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Diego State, UMass, USC and Washington State, announced his commitment via his Instagram today.  Screen_shot_2014-09-28_at_4.49.36_pm_medium

Grimes is rated as a three-star, per Rivals, and the offers have been rolling in, and Fresno State stayed in the mix with teams such as Iowa, Wichita State, Oregon State, New Mexico, San Diego State and plenty of others was due to the fact that the Fresno State coaching staff was at nearly every game that Grimes played in last summer.

"Coach Terry, he offered Nate way back," Grimes Las Vegas AAU coach Lamar Bigby told the Fresno Bee. "All July, the staff was at every single game Nate played. Rodney Terry only missed one game and if he missed a game his two assistants where there, so you can imagine how hard they recruited the kid."

Of course Bigby is high on on of his better players, and sees the potential for Grimes to be one of the best players in the Mountain West.

"A lot of people like to call him a stretch four, some people like to call him a small forward. I like to call him a basketball player. He's the kind of player that, you just have to get him on the floor and he's just going to make a bunch of plays because he can do so many different things. He's probably one of the most versatile basketball players in the whole country."

This is a huge get for a Fresno State basketball team that has not much success on the hardwood, and this could be a springboard for the Fresno State program to take the next step.

If the number of interested schools doesn't say enough about Grimes, check out the video below. It looks like the Bulldogs got themselves a big man with some handles.