Wide receiver Randal Grimes, a Desert Pines High School product, announced Thursday that he is transferring from Southern California to UNLV.

Grimes (6 feet 4 inches, 205 pounds) hopes to be eligible to play this season. UNLV has applied for a waiver for Grimes, but the NCAA has not made a decision. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

“He’s a special kid,” UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said. “We were real proud he had the opportunity to go play at SC. We’re just as excited he has decided to come and play here and has a chance to be with his family and help the program move forward.”