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On the spot: Kansas WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez

Over the next two weeks, we'll be featuring 10 Big 12 players who are on the spot this spring. Maybe they are coming back from injury. Maybe they have much to prove after a disappointing 2015 season. Maybe they are embroiled in a key position battle. Whatever the case, this spring is big for them.

Today's player on the spot: Kansas receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez

Kansas' roster is full of players who are on the spot, but Gonzalez stands out as arguably the most talented player on the Jayhawks roster. In addition, he'll hit the field for the first time with a Jayhawk on his helmet in 2016 after watching from the sideline last season following his transfer from Texas A&M.

The Jayhawks badly need playmakers, and Gonzalez has the speed to transform the offense by providing a legit big-play threat.

"Quiv is a very, very fast kid. He is a low 40 guy," coach David Beaty said in a Kansas release. "He knows our system really well and we are going to be able to utilize him in a number of different ways that will really help us.”

Gonzalez had 26 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games at Texas A&M. His 292 yards after the catch are a sign he could be a dynamic threat with the ball in his hands. If he shows he can transfer his speed and open-field ability to Big 12 stadiums, we could see Gonzalez line up at several different positions as Beaty and the Jayhawks look to come up with creative ways to get him the ball.

“We are going to start with the basics, but pretty soon we will start using him in some very unique ways,” Beaty said. “He has carried the ball in the backfield. He can do a lot of things.”

Gonzalez has never put on a Kansas uniform on game day but, as a Jayhawk on the spot, he could play a major role in his team’s chances of success in 2016.