With Coach Saban, the recruiting work never ends, and we have further evidence of that today. Barely 36 hours after landing another #1 recruiting class, our beloved Nicktator is back at it again, picking up a commitment from wide receiver prospect Keiwone Malone.
Malone is a 6'1 and 165 pound receiver out of Memphis, Tennessee. As a star at Mitchell Road High School, Malone has made a name for himself the past two seasons by leading almost every single receiving category in the state of Tennessee. The past two years he has racked up over 130 receptions for over 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns.
He's a bit on the small side, but he does have truly elite speed, and he looks to be on the mostly heavily sought-after recruits of the 2010 class. Even though we are still a year away from NSD 2010, Malone has already picked up offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Oregon, Duke, and North Carolina, and several other programs such as Georgia are giving him hard looks as well. Scout.com already has him rated as a four-star prospect, and he probably even has a legitimate shot at a fifth star.
Bottom line, it's going to be another great recruiting class in 2010, and it's off to another great start. And oh yes, so much for that whole Lance Thompson bit about locking down Tennessee.. that one lasted about as long as his pledge to not recruit Alabama prospects to Tennessee. And finally, though we signed a very good receiver class this season, look for us to do the same thing next year as well. With Keiwone Malone already on board, and prospects like Markeith Ambles, Jeremy Richardson, Solomon Patton, and Keenan Allen firmly in place, it will be another great receiver class in 2010 as well.