KD Nixon, a four-star wide receiver out of Texas who used to be committed to Tennessee, announced his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes tonight.
Colorado football is having a renaissance season, and Mike MacIntyre's club just landed a huge blue-chip commitment.
Nixon made his announcement via Twitter.
His full note:
"First off I want to thank all of the schools who saw potential in me to play football at the next level. I am blessed to have been given several opportunities as such.
Everyone who knows me growing up knows that this has been my dream since I was little..
I owe this opportunity to my family and friends, coaches, and of course God. Now that I have been blessed with this chance I am overwhelmingly excited to say I have committed to The University of Colorado! #GoBuffs #BlackOutBoys!"
The DeSoto High School star is the nation's No. 40 wide receiver, per 247Sports.
He immediately becomes Colorado's highest-ranked 2017 commit, and the first blue-chip player to pledge to the Buffaloes in this recruiting cycle.
Nixon originally committed to Tennessee back in April, but backed off of that decision in June.
Colorado football is 5-2, and in the middle of its best season in a long time. Coming off of a 40-16 stomping of Pac-12 rival Arizona State, the Buffaloes have a shot to win the Pac-12 South. The team has not been competitive since changing conferences, so this year has to be special for the Buffs faithful. Landing a top recruit like KD Nixon makes things even better.