The Colorado Buffaloes Have Been Plundering Texas Recruits

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Photo via Byron Hetzler, USA Today Sports
By: Kyle Spishock
October 19th, 2016


DeSoto wide receiver K.D. Nixon and offensive lineman Xavier Newman made their college selection over the weekend to the University of Colorado, leading a recruiting class of twenty hard commits. They join six other Texas high school players including Jaylon Jackson (Cedar Hill), Grant Polley (Denton), Chris Miller (Denton), Alex Fontenot (George Ranch), Will Sherman (Allen), and fellow teammate Laviska Shenault. All Texas recruits — with the exception of Fontenot — are ranked in SportsDay’s top-100 recruits.

Nixon originally committed to Tennessee, before opting out to reconsider his collegiate future. After briefly flirting with Ohio State, he chose Colorado — a university with less notoriety than both the Buckeyes or Vols. Because of the Buffaloes’ location outside of the CFP spotlight, Nixon will likely see much more playing time in the offense and more opportunities to shine.

The senior wide receiver’s best season was 2014, where he totaled 623 receiving yards, five touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown. Through seven games this season, he’s grabbed 443 receiving yards — more than the total 411 yards he caught last season.

Newman verbally committed to the Longhorns last April, but backed out after an official visit with Colorado this past weekend.

He’s part of the strongest offensive line in Texas, allowing Eagles quarterback Shawn Robinson to do whatever he wants. The senior guard will compete in the Under Armour All-America all-star exhibition on New Years Day in Orlando, FL.

Colorado is taking an absolute haul from Texas in recruiting this year, taking especially from the deep talent pool at DeSoto. The Buffs are looking stronger and stronger every week, and with a recruiting class like this one, might be very serious Pac-12 contenders soon.

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