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Tennessee football 2017 recruiting: 4-Star wide receiver KD Nixon decommits from the Vols

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

A bit of bad news befell Butch Jones and the Volunteers on the recruiting trail Sunday night, as 4-star wide receiver KD Nixon announced his decision to decommit from Tennessee.

Nixon, a native of DeSoto, TX, who committed to the Vols back in April of this year, was a key part of Tennessee's 2017 recruiting class, as he was their only offensive 4-star commitment.  247 considers him one of the top 40 wide receivers in the class of 2017, and he's listed as one of the country's top 300 recruits.

Similar to before he committed to Tennessee, KD Nixon is certainly going to be pursued by a plethora of top-tier programs, as it is very clear that he is an incredibly quick player who will be a scoring threat at whichever school he decides to play for.

The news of Nixon's decommitment was first reported by Scout's Greg Powers, who added that:

Now that he is back on the market he is considering offers from programs such as Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, SMU, UTSA and Oregon. The Ducks are the lone school to yet extend Nixon an offer on his new list, but it has been a school of note for some time in his recruitment and he has taken an unofficial visit to Eugene to see the campus.

Despite this decommitment, Tennessee still possesses one of the best recruiting classes in the country, as they continue to remain in the top 10 in 247 and Scout rankings.