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Hawktrax - Johnathan Wilson

Wilson making big leap

Most of the workout phenoms, the guys who light up the stopwatch and rip up the weight room, they go to Texas and Oklahoma, USC and Florida. For most of the rest of the coaching staffs in the nation, the challenge comes in projecting which athletes will work hard enough and learn thoroughly enough to close the gap on the physical marvels.

KU football notebook

In Week 1, it was Dezmon Briscoe, dazzling with nine catches that resulted in three touchdowns. The following week, it was true freshman Daymond Patterson, filling in for an injured Dexton Fields to grab two touchdowns in a 29-0 victory over Louisiana Tech.

Wilson makes name for himself

Wideout often mistaken for teammate Briscoe

Johnathan Wilson grins when talking about that day last year at the movies. Right after walking in, he was stopped by a young boy. "Hey Dezmon Briscoe, No. 80!" the boy yelled out to him. Wilson just smiled, waved and kept walking.

Wilson likes 'sleeper' status

Unheralded Kansas wide receiver earns starting spot

The thing about Kansas University sophomore receiver Johnathan Wilson is that, heading into Saturday's home opener against Florida International, it is not quite clear whether he fits under the umbrella of "Next Big Thing" or "Unproven Entity."