Nick Saban is reportedly landing his top target for the opening on Alabama’s coaching staff.

On Monday, it was reported that Saban had identified Drew Svoboda as the top target to replace recently departed special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Jay Graham. Now, it is being reported by FootballScoop and Rivals that Svoboda will be hired by UA.

Svoboda was hired by Memphis in January to serve as the program’s new special teams coordinator. He spent the past three years at Rice, coaching running backs in 2018 before moving to special teams for two seasons.

Prior to Rice, Svoboda coached Texas high school football in the Houston area. At Klein Collins High School, he posted a 93-24 record over 10 seasons, guiding the program to five district championships and eight playoff appearances.  Svoboda’s winning percentage of .795 ranked sixth among active Texas 6A head coaches at the end of the 2017 season.

Alabama heavily recruited the Lone Star State to assemble its No. 1 class for 2021.