KD Nixon, Laviska Shenault, Xavier Newman (© Greg Powers)

Laviska Shenault Jr., KD Nixon and Xavier Newman Enjoyed Visit to Boulder

Scout traveled by DeSoto High School to catch up with a trio or prospects who attended Colorado for an official visit this past weekend...


The 6-foot-1, 203-pound wide receiver has been on the Colorado Buffaloes commit list since April and the four-star is not a man of many words, but you know that he is hopeful that a few of his teammates join him in Boulder. 

Shenault reports that he had a "good time" on his official visit and that the coaches at Colorado like his "size" and and "playmaking ability" at the wide receiver position.

Shenault is a Mr. Do It All in the DeSoto offense, lining up outside, in the slot, and even sometimes as a tight end.   

The Scout 300 prospect is solid in his commitment to CU and as a matter of fact the Buffaloes extended an offer to his younger brother, Class of 2019 wide receiver La'Vontae Shenault on Sunday.

Laviska Shenault Jr. (© Greg Powers)


The 5-foot-8, 175-pound athlete is one of the most explosive offensive weapons in the area and the coaches at Colorado approached him with a very positive outlook at how it could fit him into its schemes allowing him to move around playing "slot, in the backfield" and kick and punt return. 

Nixon credited the approach by "Coach Chev" (CU Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator Darrin Chiaverini) as one of the foundations of his positive relationship with the school. 

While on the official visit Nixon enjoyed the "atmosphere" of the game and the feeling that he got while on campus.

KD Nixon (© Greg Powers)


Newman, a 6-foot-3, 272-pound offensive lineman made the decision to decommit from Texas one day after arriving back from his visit to Colorado.

He did not want to touch on the reasoning behind the decision to decommit from the in-state school, but he did say that he had a very good time on his official visit. 

"The city, all of it," Newman said. "The highlight was at the game -- when I was coming off the field the fans were chanting my name."

Newman said that Colorado was talking to him about playing "guard or center" if he ended up in its 2017 class. 

There may be reason to stay tuned to Newman's recruitment as he said a decision could be coming very soon and that he already knows where he wants to go.

Xavier Newman (© Greg Powers)

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