May 21, 2009

Grant talks Bama

Rivals250 running back Corey Grant has been taking things slow when it comes to recruiting this spring as he continues to collect offers from nearly every major program in the South. Meanwhile, the 5-foot-10, 186-pound Opelika star has stayed busy with a productive season running track.

"It was a good year for me running track. I won the state title for the 100-meter dash this year which was a big deal for me," said Grant who also boasts a 4.4 forty time. "I feel like running track has been a great way for me to keep competing during the spring and it's definitely kept me in good shape as far as conditioning."

Grant, who is currently ranked the nation's No. 11 running back prospect, said he is continuing to weigh his options for his summer schedule, which will likely include visits to one or both of the in-state powers.

"I'm still figuring out which camps I'm going to this summer. Alabama and Auburn are two that I'm definitely looking at but I haven't decided on anything for sure yet."

The Crimson Tide have continued to pursue Grant this spring and while Grant has yet to name any favorites, it's clear that Alabama has let Grant know he is a priority.

"Coach (Kirby) Smart is recruiting me for Alabama and he's a really great guy. He has talked to me a lot about how Alabama is looking for speed and guys with high character and they believe I have both of those things. They also are really impressed with my academics which is something I've worked really hard at the last couple of years."

"Obviously the running game is a really important part of what Alabama does and I could definitely see myself fitting into that."

As a junior, Grant was an all-purpose offensive weapon for Opelika, rushing for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns and hauling in 26 receptions for 328 yards and three touchdowns.

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