Former Alabama running back lands at Auburn

Is it possible to be an Alabama man and an Auburn man?

Corey Grant is about to find out.

According to, the former Crimson Tide running back is transferring to Auburn and will be with the Tigers on Monday for the start of the Summer Mini-Semester II. Grant redshirted in Tuscaloosa last season and will begin his Auburn career as a walk-on. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will sit out the 2011 season.

Grant was part of the Crimson Tide's strong 2010 signing class, but he decided to choose Auburn this time around because he prefers to run in coordinator Gus Malzahn's offense.

Video highlights courtesy of RedshirtScouting.

"I think sometimes you go to a place at the wrong time," Grant said. "Alabama is a great place. I learned a lot of things. I got better in a lot of areas I needed to improve on.

"I don't leave Alabama with any hard feelings. I just felt like I would be a better fit at Auburn."

Grant was considered one of the best players in the state of Alabama and one of the better all-purpose backs in the country coming out of high school in 2010.

Of course, the Tide is set in the backfield this season with Heisman Trophy contender Trent Richardson assuming the lead role with Mark Ingram off to the NFL. Richardson's backup is intriguing sophomore Eddie Lacy, who should see a nice dose of carries this fall, as well.

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