Change of heart

Colorado coaches received some of the best news so far in this recruiting cycle on the first day of the new year when a coveted wide receiver announced he intends to be a Buff. Get inside for more.

Diante Jackson a four-star wide receiver from Walnut Creek, Calif., changed his commitment from Oregon to Colorado today after months of speculation that the move was in the works.

Jackson told late this afternoon he "will be wearing black and gold" next season in Boulder. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect from Las Lomas High School has previously said he fell in love with the Colorado program on a pair of visits last year, one official and one unofficial. He has become good friends with several current Buffs but had to convince members of his family that attending CU was the right decision for him.

Jackson had committed to Oregon earlier this fall. He has hinted in interviews in recent weeks that several other highly sought after prospects will likely join him at his school of choice.

Jackson is the 10th known commitment for the 2009 recruiting class, which is expected to number 20-22 prospects. He is the third wide receiver in the class, though it's possible one of the earlier commits at the position, Jarrod Darden, could become a tight end in Boulder. will have more from Jackson in the next few days.

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