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4-Star WR KD Nixon Announces Commitment To Colorado

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.