LSU's receiver depth just got a whole lot better — starting in 2018.
Jonathan Giles, a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist last season who is transferring from Texas Tech, has committed to LSU, he announced in a post on his Twitter on Monday.
Giles, a 6-foot, 195-pounder from Missouri City, Texas, caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore last year. All of them were team highs. He'll have two years of eligibility after sitting out in 2017.
Giles is the third major college transfer that LSU has received this spring. He joins fellow Texas Tech teammate Breiden Fehoko, a defensive lineman, and former North Carolina State tight end Thaddeus Moss, Randy Moss' son. All three players must sit out this season while adhering to NCAA transfer rules.
Giles boosts an LSU receiving corps that will include just eight receivers in preseason camp. The Tigers had five receivers leave the program over the past 16 months. The Tigers will lose two wideouts from the current group to graduation after this season in D.J. Chark and Russell Gage.