K.D. Nixon of Dallas-area DeSoto High School signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to play college football at the University of Colorado next year.
Nixon, a four-star prospect who plays wide receiver and spent time at running back, caught 63 passes for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in addition to racking up 356 yards and five touchdowns on the ground as a senior. He helped the Eagled go undefeated and win a state championship at Texas’ most competitive level, while generally looking borderline-impossible to tackle.
Nixon, who was offered by big-time programs such as Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, Missouri and Oklahoma State, verbally committed to Colorado in October. He followed through on that commitment Wednesday morning.
Nixon is one of the crown jewels of what should be the best Colorado football signing class in years. Twenty six players have signed letters of intent to play for the Buffaloes next season as of 11 a.m. MT Wednesday, according to the recruiting site 247sports.com. Nixon is one of two four-star commits, while the other 24 are three-star players.
247sports is ranking Colorado’s 2017 class 33rd in the nation. The last three years, 247sports rated Colorado’s classes 74th, 71st and 67th.
A 10-4 season, which included a Pac 12 South Division title, helped fuel the turnaround. Under head coach Mike MacIntrye, the Buffaloes won double-digit games for the first time since 2001.
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