Colorado landed another prospect from the Lone Star State on Tuesday night.

KD Nixon, a four-star recruit from DeSoto (Tex.) High School, announced his commitment to CU’s football program for the class of 2017.

“I owe this opportunity to my family and friends, coaches, and of course God,” Nixon tweeted. “Now that I have been blessed with this chance I am overwhelmingly excited to say I have committed to The University of Colorado!”

Nixon took his official visit to CU last weekend, along with DeSoto teammates Laviska Shenault Jr. and Xavier Newman.

Shenault, a four-star receiver, committed to the Buffs on April 21. Newman, a three-star offensive lineman, originally committed to Texas, but changed his mind and announced on Monday that he will play at CU.

Now, the Buffs are bringing in a third DeSoto star. According to, Nixon had 16 other scholarship offers. Louisville, Houston, Baylor, Tennessee and Arizona State were among the others who had offered Nixon.

Nixon was on hand at Folsom Field last Saturday to watch the Buffs rout Arizona State, 40-16.

According to, Nixon has caught 18 passes for 443 yards and four touchdowns for the 7-0 Eagles. He has also rushed for 139 yards and two scores on 12 carries and has returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Nixon is the 21st player to pledge his commitment to CU for the 2017 class and eighth from Texas.

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