La'Vontae Shenault, the younger brother of Colorado star receiver Laviska Shenault, has given his verbal commitment to the Buffaloes and plans to sign his letter of intent Wednesday.

"Thank you to the new Colorado coaching staff for continuing to believe in me throughout the entire recruiting process," Shenault wrote on Twitter. "I will be joining my brothers LaViska and KD (Nixon). I am proudly committing to the University of Colorado!"

Shenault, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound receiver from DeSoto (Texas) High School, is rated a four-star prospect by and three-star by He was originally committed to Texas Tech, but opened his recruitment after the Red Raiders went through a coaching change at the end of last season.

Shenault has 16 scholarship offers, according to 247Sports, including 10 from Power 5 conference teams. He took an official visit to CU last weekend, spending some time with his older brother, who said he was letting La'Vontae make his own choice.

"When I was committing, I know it was a hard choice for me, so I try not to get in between that," Laviska said.

Last season at DeSoto, La'Vontae caught 73 passes for 953 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 497 yards in returns, taking one punt return back for a touchdown. As a junior in 2017, La'Vontae caught 62 passes for 764 yards and six touchdowns.

Buffs set to add to 2019 class

Colorado signed 16 players to the 2019 class in December. There are currently nine players expected to sign with the Buffs on Wednesday:


Junior college (2)

LB Jamar Montgomery, Independence (Kan.) Community College

LB Quinn Perry, El Camino (Calif.) College

High School (7)

WR Tarik Luckett, J Serra High School (Calif.)

DT Lloyd Murray Jr., Hirschi High School (Texas)

CB D.J. Oats, Grace Prep Academy (Texas)

ATH Trustin Oliver, Legend High School (Colo.)

OL Nikko Pohahau, St. Francis High School (Calif.)

WR La'Vontae Shenault, DeSoto High School (Texas)

DT Jayden Simon, Lincoln High School (Wash.)

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