KD Nixon (© Greg Powers)

Nixon Re-Affirms Commitment to Colorado

Four-star prospect KD Nixon is still Boulder bound...


Baylor worked hard to try to change KD Nixon's mind, but the DeSoto athlete announced on Wednesday evening he still plans to sign with the Buffaloes on Feb. 1.


Nixon was verbally committed to Tennessee earlier in the process, and he received previous offers from Arizona State, Duke, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech, UTSA, Tulsa and Utah State.

"Colorado is a great fit, to be honest" Nixon told Scout.com. "Especially the coach, he is from Texas Tech (Darrin Chiaverini) for those who don't know, and with my brother (Laviska Shenault Jr.) going up there it is just a big blessing to play with him."

© Greg Powers

Nixon, ranked as the  third best athlete prospect in his region this cycle, accounted for 1,884 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns during DeSoto's state championship run in 2016.

A four year letterman on one of the top high school football teams in Texas, Nixon was recently named as the 7-6A Utility MVP and also earned honorable mention All-State and Scout.com All-Midlands honors.

"We would classify him as slotback in today's game," Scout.com analyst Greg Powers wrote. "Nixon is an explosive and versatile prospect no matter where he lines up. He is a dangerous return man, who hits the hole hard and does not waste any motion. He gets downhill in a hurry. He brings that same direct quickness to the offensive side of the ball where he will line up in the backfield or out at receiver. Looking ahead to college he is a prospect who you will find interesting ways to get involved in the offense. Would fit perfect as a slot-style running back."

The aforementioned Laviska Shenault Jr. also re-affirmed his commitment to Colorado on Wednesday, while DeSoto offensive lneman Xavier Newman changed his pledge from Colorado to Baylor earlier this week.


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