Tigers Making A Move For Grant

Opelika running back Corey Grant talks about his recent visit to Auburn for a passing camp and where the Tigers stand with him.

Opelika, Ala.--It wasn't a real game, but Opelika's win over Auburn in the finals of the Auburn 7-on-7 passing camp this week was still just as important for standout running back Corey Grant and the Bulldogs. After losing to the Tigers last season, he says it was good to get a victory over them even if it was during the summer.

"It went good," Grant tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I was impressed by the defense and the offense. Everybody stepped it up. We won it so it went good.

"The championship came down to us and our crosstown rival Auburn," he adds. "It went good. It's always good to beat them."

The camp was also another chance for Auburn to showcase itself to one of the South's top running back prospects. Making several visits to the campus in the last few weeks, Grant says with every trip he feels more at home.

"I really enjoy the staff," says Grant, who says he hopes to make his college choice this summer before the start of his senior season at Opelika High. "They are nice people. They keep their word. They are fun to be around. They are just great guys."

With offers from all over the country, Grant has his choice of just about any school he wants to attend. He says that he's taking his time with things and keeping his options open, but Auburn has improved its position in the last few weeks.

"They've moved up a lot," Grant says. "I haven't really made standings of where I would place everybody, but they're one of my choices. I'm also looking at Florida, Alabama, Georgia, really a lot of people."

As the son of LaFayettee High School head coach Ike Grant has seen the recruiting process before, but he says he never imagined himself being a part of it and certainly not at the level he's reached now.

"I never thought it would get this big," Grant says. "It's pretty hectic right now, but I'm just going to take my time with things."

Grant's next trip will take place this weekend as he'll be in Gainesville for a Florida camp until Tuesday.

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