Corey Grant Visits Auburn

Speedy 2010 football prospect Corey Grant talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn on Thursday.

Opelika, Ala.—Opelika High School tailback Corey Grant, arguably the fastest prep football player in the state, took a visit to Auburn on Thursday.

"Basically they were just showing me how I could be used and I was just getting to know the coaches more," Grant says. "I'd be as an H-back where I could be in the backfield and in the slot. That's exactly what I want to do.

"(College coaches) like my speed and how I can be used as a wide receiver and as a tailback," he adds. "They've been talking about kick return and punt return also."

Grant won the 6A state championship in the 100 meters with a time in the finals of 10.51 seconds, .22 faster than receiver Solomon Patton of Murphy High School. In the 200, Grant posted a time of 21.60, which was just .03 behind track teammate Quitaze Baker of Opelika.

Despite living just 10 minutes away, Grant says he learned some new things on his visit to Auburn. "I learned some history of the football and about some of the players," he says.

"I like the environment, the coaches and the people here," Grant adds.

With Tennessee offering three weeks ago, Grant is sitting at 14 offers including every school in the SEC.

"This summer I've been to Georgia, Auburn and I'm thinking about visiting Florida or Alabama, but I'm not sure yet," he says. "I'm just trying to check all of the campuses out so I make the right decision."

Grant doesn't have any favorites and says he'll have a decision made "probably about mid-season," he says. "(I'm looking at) the academics, people that will treat me right and a place that I'll fit in."

Grant adds that he is enjoying the recruiting process. "It's good right now, but it can get hectic at times."

The 5-9, 190-pound tailback is the son of LaFayette (Ala.) High School head coach Ike Grant, who played at Alabama State and for the Minnesota Vikings.

"He plays a big role," Corey says of his father. "He's someone I can go back and talk to because he's been through the same thing that I'm going through now. Just whenever I have any questions I can ask him, and (he says) to think it through and make a good decision."

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