Grant Having Tough Time Picking a College

A report on a speedy 2010 prospect Corey Grant is featured.

Opelika, Ala.--Rising senior Corey Grant is considered one of the top prospects in the state for the 2010 signee class and his scholarship offer list reflects that.

With offers from every SEC program, the Opelika High senior is trying to make a decision on where he wants to play his college football, notes Brian Blackmon, Grant's head coach.

"He is really under a tremendous amount of pressure," Blackmon says. "Corey is such a great young man he doesn't want to disappoint anybody. He is having a real hard time with his decision. He likes a lot of places and I think he is comfortable with all three places he is considering."

Blackmon says Auburn, Florida and Alabama are the three colleges the speedy running back is considering.

"I think it is going to come down to trying to figure out the place where he is the best fit," the coach says. "They are all great schools, they are all great coaches and all of them have great facilities.

"He has good relationships with the coaches at all three places," Blackmon adds. "Like I tell him all of the time, as tough a decision as it is, it is a great decision that you get to make. He is blessed and we are blessed to have him. We are going to enjoy having him at Opelika High for another year, I can tell you that."

Corey Grant

Grant is the two-time Class 6A champion in the 100 meters and that translates into breakaway speed for the Bulldogs wherever they use him.

"We try to play him in a bunch different places," Blackmon says. "He is a smart kid so we can move him around a bit. He will play all of the same roles he played last year--returning punts, returning kicks, tailback, slot receiver, wide receiver, wingback and a little quarterback."

Grant has says he hopes to have a decision this summer on his college choice. Blackmon says that is possible, but he isn't sure when the OHS senior will make his selection.

"I don't know," Blackmon says. I" have talked to him about it several times. I think the best way to handle this is to make a decision in the next couple of weeks or in the next couple of weeks make the decision that he is not going to make a decision until after the season is over. I want his focus to be on Opelika High School this season. That is what he wants and what his teammates want. He sees the big picture and he understands."

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