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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Former Texas A&M WR says he’s headed to Kansas

Texas A&M wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez finds running room on a punt return as Texas A&M defensive lineman Julien Obioha (95) attempts the tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Texas A&M won 58-6. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas A&M wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez finds running room on a punt return as Texas A&M defensive lineman Julien Obioha (95) attempts the tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Texas A&M won 58-6. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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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.

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Comments

Doug Cramer 3 years, 1 month ago

Too bad he can't play this year. So does he only have one season of eligibility...or would this next season just count as a red shirt year...allowing 2 more years of PT ?

Tom Keegan 3 years, 1 month ago

Two years left. Fr: 2013; So: 2014; Redshirt: 2015; Jr.: 2016; Sr.: 2017.

Mark Lindrud 3 years, 1 month ago

With our depth issues and lack of talent this year I would rather bring in the reinforcements the following year when we can be more stacked and have potential to make some good things happen. This year will be what it is, so might as well bite the bullet and be ready from then on.

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 1 month ago

Beaty, steal some of the 2016 players you were recruiting to A&M and encourage the rest of your staff to target high profile players they were recruiting to their previous schools (particularly Likens, Yenser, and Perry). This will be the one class for the next several seasons KU will have a chance to steal some better prospects than the 2 and low 3 star kids they've mostly been relegated to the past couple of seasons.

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