Recruiting on the South Plains | ATH Jonathan Giles Commits to Texas Tech

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Elkins athlete Jonathan Giles commits to Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech.

Jonathan Giles is a quarterback for Elkins in Missouri City, Texas, but could play receiver or in the secondary in college.

ATHLETE
JONATHAN GILES ATHLETE
HT/WT: 5-11/175
FORTY: 4.55
HIGH SCHOOL: Elkins (Missouri City, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8400
VTM PROFILE DATE: May 10, 2014
OFFERS | Colorado, Fresno St., Houston, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Texas, SMU and Texas Tech

SCOUTING REPORT | Because I'm not a subscriber to anything, I have no idea what Giles is going to play as a Red Raider, but he can play receiver or as a defensive back. As slick as he is as a runner, I think I'd keep him on offense. As a quarterback, Giles looks to be a little mechanical, but he's actually pretty good as a thrower, but he's significantly better as a runner. Giles completed 152 of 250 passes for 2,107 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. On the ground, Giles only ran for 105 attempts and 885 and 18 touchdowns. The best word that I think he can use to describe Giles is that he's incredibly slippery as a runner and he seems to do find holes and make plays.

One other note about Giles is that he only ran for 240 yards as a sophomore and threw for the same number of yards, about 2,200. As explosive as an athlete he was as a runner, I'm surprised that he didn't run more as a quarterback. One possible explanation is that the coaches wanted him to be a passer first, as a sophomore, and that makes me think that he listens to his coaches, despite the instinct to run, and he's a player that works on his craft. Those are goth good things.

Long term, I like Giles ability to avoid tacklers and make plays and if it were me, I'd keep him on offense.  He's built to be a receiver.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | This is an update to the original article and Giles spoke with RaiderPower about his commitment and where he thinks he will fit (via RaiderPower):

"The Texas Tech coaches (one of which was assistant - running backs coach Mike Jinks) came by practice. They like the way I am a leader on and off the field," Giles told Vital. "They (and most other staffs as well) say I can play the inside or outside receiver spot. They want me to be able to make plays."

Jonathan, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

2015 Texas Tech Football Commits

QUARTERBACKS
JARRETT STIDHAM QUARTERBACK
HT/WT: 6-3/190
FORTY: 4.57-4.66
HIGH SCHOOL: Stephenville (Stephenville, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 6.0 | Scout | ESPN 84 | 24/7 Sports 96
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9843
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 7, 2014
OFFERS | Texas Tech, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arizona St. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ohio St., Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Penn St., TCU, Texas, Vanderbilt, Washington St.
RUNNING BACKS
COREY DAUPHINE RUNNING BACK
HT/WT: 6-1/180
FORTY: 4.45
HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial (Port Arthur, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8367
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 3, 2014
OFFERS | Houston, Lamar, Texas Tech and Washington St.
OFFENSIVE LINE
LIO LAFAELE GUARD
HT/WT: 6-4/310
FORTY: N/A
JUCO: Riverside C.C. (Corona, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8500
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 9, 2014
OFFERS | Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Washington St.
TRACE ELLISON TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-6/285
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Centennial (Frisco, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8317
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 31, 2014
OFFERS | Arkansas St., Illinois, Texas Tech
DEFENSIVE LINE
DEFENSIVE TACKLE BREIDEN FEHOKO
HT/WT: 6-3/290
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Farrington (Honolulu, HI)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.9 | Scout | ESPN 82 | 24/7 Sports 97
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9694
VTM PROFILE DATE: April 14th, 2014
OFFERS | Alabama, Arizona St., BYU, California, Clemson, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon St., Pittsburgh, San Diego St., Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Utah St., Vanderbilt, Washington St., Weber St., Wisconsin
LINEBACKERS
D'VONTA HINTON INSIDE LINEBACKER
HT/WT: 5-10/201
FORTY: 4.56
HIGH SCHOOL: Texas City (Texas City, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN | 24/7 Sports 82
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8200
VTM PROFILE DATE: April 13, 2014
OFFERS | Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Utah, Texas Tech
ATHLETE
JONATHAN GILES ATHLETE
HT/WT: 5-11/175
FORTY: 4.55
HIGH SCHOOL: Elkins (Missouri City, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8400
VTM PROFILE DATE: May 10, 2014
OFFERS | Colorado, Fresno St., Houston, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Texas, SMU and Texas Tech

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