LaQuvionte Gonzalez is Cedar Hill (Texas) football’s go-to guy; the man plays 6 positions for goodness sake.
From running back, wide receiver, cornerback, safety, punt returner and even a little quarterback, the Texas A&M is all over the field every Friday Night and he might remind you of someone who he happened to pattern his game after.
When asked how he has refined his speed and agility, he responded, “I used to want to be just like Reggie Bush. I never saw someone run and play like he did when he was at USC. I’d watch videos of him and try and take his moves. He taught me a lot. For one move I got from him, I run and plant my foot as if I’m going one way, but then I reverse and move the other way.”
On Jan. 4, Gonzalez will put his skills up against the best of the best in the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance. Gonzalez is one of only 90 elite seniors selected to play in the nationally televised game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When asked what his gameday preparation is like, he responded with a childhood story.
“Hard work. I started playing at 11 on a little league team. I didn’t play much — the coach said that I wasn’t very good. It kind of put me down, but it also motivated me. I started training to get faster and stronger. [Coach] was surprised. He didn’t know I had that in me. The next year, he started me at running back.”
Gonzalez will have his chance to measure up to Reggie Bush’s college career at Texas A&M and we all look forward to seeing what he is capable of at the next level.