The former star at Opelika High had one of the most explosive plays of the scrimmage from the tailback position.
Grant said fullback Jay Prosch and the offensive line cleared the way for him on a run through the A-gap, which is between the center and guard, and he hit the hole and then cut back for a gain of more than 40 yards.
"I give credit to the O-line because most of the time when I did have a good run, it was blocked perfectly," said the 5-11, 203-pound walk-on sophomore.
Grant said having Prosch blocking for the tailbacks has made a big difference in the running game this spring.
"He's strong, big," noted Grant. "Most of the guys are not going to overpower him. He works hard and he knows everything that he does."
Grant said it was important to him to come in last year and prove he belonged.
"I just wanted to come in and work," he said. "I knew that I wasn't going to be able to play, and I knew that time that I had just to sit out I could get bigger, faster, stronger, and use that for when spring rolled around."
Corey Grant runs the football on Saturday at Auburn's indoor facility.
He said the transition from Alabama to Auburn was good for him because he was familiar with the Auburn players from having been recruited with so many of them.
One of the reasons Grant chose to transfer to Auburn was the offensive system of former coordinator Gus Malzahn. Even though Malzahn left to be the head coach at Arkansas State, he said that the new offense coordinator Scot Loeffler runs hasn't changed what he does as a tailback.
"It really hasn't changed much because Coach Loeffler, he does some of everything," Grant said. "We never know what formation we're going to be in. His playbook is a variety. It's fun. You never know what we're going to get into. It sets the defense. You don't have to be like ‘we're just this.' It's just a variety of everything."
Grant said he thought the quarterbacks did a good job with pressure coming from the defense in the first scrimmage. He added that the ratio of plays on offense is tilted toward the running game so far this spring, although he thinks that will balance out over time.
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