College Football 2011: Former Alabama Running Back Transfers to Auburn

Trent CalvertCorrespondent IJune 27, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Head coach Gene Chizik of the Auburn Tigers speaks to the media during a press conference for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 11, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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When Corey Grant committed to Alabama in 2010, it was quite a surprise as he played high school football at Opelika High School, which is centered right in the middle of Auburn country.

However, Grant changed his mind recently and has decided to transfer to Bama's arch-rival Auburn. It is very rare to see a player change jerseys for the Tide and Tigers, however, Grant has said he harbors no resentment toward Bama. He just felt he was a better fit at Auburn.

Of course, Corey will have to sit out the 2011 football season due to transfer rules but will be allowed to practice with the Tigers.

This is good news for Auburn because Grant is the all-purpose type player that will be a great fit in Auburn's spread offense.

I also feel this is a good move for Grant, because there was a good chance he would be playing rarely, if at all, with the Tide currently stacked at running back.

His senior year at Opelika, Grant was listed as the No. 5 all-purpose running back in the country by