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Recruiting roundup: Boise State recruit Grim, Fresno State's Hammonds star for the second-straight week

Is Derrion Grim the best recruit in the Mountain West Conference? He's certainly playing like it.

Fresno State running back recruit Darrian Hammonds
Fresno State running back recruit Darrian Hammonds
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In the second week of our recruiting roundup, there are a lot of familiar names.

Is the cream of the class of 2016 recruiting crop starting to rise to the top? Only time will tell.

For now, let's get to this week's star Mountain West Conference recruits.

Most Valuable Player: Derrion Grim – Boise State (three-star wide receiver commitment)

What can't McNair (Stockton, CA) wide receiver Derrion Grim do? Grim, who was named the Mountain West Conference MVP recruit last week, had another stellar performance, catching 14 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns in a 61-50 loss to Downey.

After two games, Grim has an eye-popping 463 yards receiving and 10 total touchdowns.

Though committed to Boise State, Grim will take an official visit to Nebraska next weekend. Nebraska offered Grim after his seven touchdown game, last week.

Grim is making a lot of noise. It's only a matter of time before the rest of the nation hears it.

Second Most Valuable Player: Chandler Garrett – Wyoming (three-star quarterback verbal commitment)

Chandler Garrett has been called a steal and a hidden talent – one Wyoming will certainly benefit from. In his week three performance for Mustang (Mustang, OK), Garrett proved that, and more.

Garrett completed 22-of-29 passing attempts for 338 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-21 victory over Yukon. Garrett added a rushing touchdown to his performance, as well.

Wyoming fans: check the highlights from Garrett's game against Yukon below and get excited about your future signal-caller.

Third Most Valuable Player: Darrian Hammonds – Fresno State (three-star running back verbal commitment)

Like Grim, Darrian Hammonds is also making his second-straight appearance as a Mountain West Conference MVP recruit. Hammonds, a 5-foot-11, 227 pound recruit who entered the 2015 season with over 2,000 career rushing yards, led Arlington Seguin to a 37-17 victory over Carrolton Newman Smith, rushing for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries.

So far, Fresno State looks like it plucked a Texas-sized jewel in Hammonds.

Honorable Mention

Air Force: Columbus East tight end Rhett Myers had one reception in a 69-12 win over Seymour, but he made it count. Myers took the ball 40-yards for his first touchdown of the season.

Boise State: Boise State top recruit Damarea Crockett found the end zone four times, leading Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR) to a 47-7 win over Fountain Lake this weekend. Off the field, Crockett was winning on social media, trying to convince four-star TE/DE John Tate to join him on the road to Boise State.

Colorado State: Martin (Arlington,TX) linebacker Hunter Donnelly had 14 tackles for the second week in a row in a tight 24-22 loss to Skyline. Donnelly also had a tackle for loss, bringing his total to three on the season.

Fresno State: Central Catholic (Modesto, CA) running back Justin Rice was explosive in his first game of the season, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in a 49-0 win over Atwater.

Hawaii: Mililani (Mililani, HI) quarterback McKenzie Milton continued his impressive season, throwing for 421-yards and five touchdowns in a 76-53 loss to Liberty (Henderson,NV). Milton also surpassed an impressive career benchmark.

Nevada: Narbonne (Harbor City, CA) lost a heartbreaker to perennial powerhouse Long Beach Poly, 20-17. Keeping Narbonne in the game was defensive back Daniel Brown, who held highly-targeted, four-star wide receiver Jackie Jones to eight receptions for 48-yards.

San Jose State: Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA) linebacker, and top recruit, Blake Walls had a team-leading 12 tackles in a 52-13 loss to Centennial.