One of the most surprising transfers of the 2017 offseason has released a broad list as to where his next college football home may be.
Last month, wide receiver Jonathan Giles announced he would be transferring away from Texas Tech. Two weeks later, the 5-foot-11, 184-pound Giles took to Twitter to release his top-10 list for potential landing spots. And the Oregon Ducks were the lone Pac-12 school to make Giles’ list.
It’s unclear when Giles will ultimately decide on his final destination. Regardless, Giles will have to sit out the 2017 season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning of 2018. That scenario would be extremely beneficial for the Ducks.
Heading into the 2017 season, Oregon’s top two pass catchers—Darren Carrington II and Charles Nelson—will both be seniors. Adding Giles—who was a seminfinalist in 2016 for the Biletnikoff Award (given to the nation’s best wide receiver)—in 2018 would easily offset the losses of Carrington and Nelson.
Giles led Texas Tech in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,158), receiving touchdowns (13) and yards per catch (16.8) as a true sophomore last season.