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Texas Tech wide receiver Jonathan Giles transfers to LSU

The Tigers land a former 3-star recruit and 2016 Biletnikoff Award semifinalist.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Jonathan Giles is transferring to the LSU Tigers.

Giles, a rising junior, made the announcement on his personal Twitter page on Monday night that he would be making the move from Lubbock to Baton Rouge.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Giles will have to sit but will have two years of eligibility remaining. He was terrific with the Red Raiders as one of former QB Patrick Mahomes’ most reliable targets. Giles amassed 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns on 69 receptions in the 2016 season. That, sure enough, led the Red Raiders in all three of those aforementioned categories, and to his credit he was a semifinalist for the coveted Biletnikoff Award this past year, too.

Needless to say, once he gets on the field, Giles should prove to be one of the most reliable pass catchers on the Tigers, if not the most. We’ll have to wait a year to see what he brings to the table, but it’s an exciting prospect for the Bayou Bengals, nonetheless.