Report: Saban lands first 2010 recruit

So much for Lane Kiffin’s domination of Memphis.

Nick Saban has his first recruit of the 2010 class as Keiwone Malone committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide, according to Rivals.com. The recruit hails from Memphis. He is 6’1″, 165 lbs and runs 4.4 in the 40.

Malone had 73 receptions for 1,407 yards and 19 touchdowns (average of 19.3 ypc) in his junior season. He had 1,249 yards on 70 catches and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Malone’s speed should help stretch opposing defenses for the Crimson Tide, provided that Lane Kiffin doesn’t build that fence a little taller around Tennessee.