Xavier Newman is off the market … again.
Just one day after decommitting from Texas, the three-star DeSoto offensive lineman and Under Armour All-American Newman pledged his future to the University of Colorado. His choice of the surging Buffaloes comes just days after spending the weekend in Boulder and watching the Buffs rout Arizona State.
Newman’s choice reinforces Colorado’s surge back to national prominence, both on the field and in recruiting. He joins four-star wide receiver K.D. Nixon, a fellow DeSoto star who pledged his future to Colorado on Tuesday as well:
Newman and Nixon are two of eight Colorado commits who hail from Texas. Another of those eight, Laviska Shenault, is a fellow DeSoto offensive star at wide receiver. Buffs coach Mike MacIntyre’s Lone Star pipeline also includes two players from Denton, one from Cedar Hill, one from Allen and one from Richmond, marking significant penetration in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. By comparison, the class has just two players from the state of Colorado itself.
What this all means for Colorado’s future, or Texas’, remains uncertain. For Newman and Nixon it’s a sense of comfort in a prospective future location with lots of fellow Texans to share barbecue with.