This past Monday, Texas A&M; wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez took to Twitter to announce he was leaving the program to pursue his college football career elsewhere.
Less than a week later, the 5-foot-10 former Aggie returned to social media to tweet his decision Sunday night: “I have decided to take my talent to the University of Kansas.”
A four-star recruit from the Class of 2013, Gonzalez’s attraction to KU is obvious. New Jayhawks head coach David Beaty, the receivers coach at A&M; from 2012-14, recruited the Cedar Hill, Texas, native to College Station.
Because of his desire to transfer in the midst of his career, Gonzalez, a much-needed offensive weapon for Kansas, doesn’t figure to be available for Beaty and offensive coordinator Rob Likens until the 2016 season, due to transfer rules.
In his freshman season of 2013 at Texas A&M;, Gonzalez played in 13 games, caught 21 passes for 240 yards and scored a touchdown. His offensive usage dipped this past season, when he played in eight games and caught just five passes for 77 yards and a TD.
Listed most recently at 165 pounds on A&M;’s roster, the undersized receiver also spent time on special teams, fielding 11 kickoffs in his career with an average of 20.6 yards a return.
According to Rivals.com, Gonzalez had offers out of high school from the likes of Clemson, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and others, as an Under Armour All-American.
Gonzalez is said to have a 40-yard-dash time of 4.56 and a 36-inch vertical.