Texas Tech's offseason continues to be a difficult one for Kliff Kingsbury and crew. Today leading receiver Jonathan Giles announced his intention to transfer out of the program. Giles caught 69 passes in 2016, fourteen more than Tech's second leading receiver Keke Coutee. Giles caught twelve passes against Kansas and back that up with a ten reception night against Oklahoma.
His transfer is a surprise as he complete spring ball giving no indication that he was leaving Lubbock. Giles was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist last season and named second team All-Big 12. Giles was benched in the 66-10 Iowa State loss, though he certainly wasn't to blame for that debacle. The Red Raiders return the next three highest producing receivers after Giles.
Giles from Elkins High School in Fort Bend, was recruited as a quarterback but quickly switched positions. He's a rising junior, if he transfers to an FBS school, he'll sit out a year. Giles transfer comes on the heals of defensive tackle Braiden Fehoko's announcement that he's heading to LSU.