“I’m still solid and I’m not going anywhere else.”
Those were the first words to come from Missouri City (Tex.) Elkins athlete Jonathan Giles when asked about Texas Tech. And the question was not worded in a way that insinuated any wavering in his off season commitment, Giles wanted to be sure that this was heard.
It was more so like what was the main reason that Texas Tech was your school of choice?
“I had a very good relationship with the coaches. And when I went down there I enjoyed the fans and the town, the city of Lubbock,” Giles said. “It seemed like the right place for me.”
And there’s no doubt that he is a right fit for them as well. The 6-foot, 175-pound Giles, who plays quarterback for the Elkins team, was at the center of every play made last season. He racked up over 4,000 yards and scored over 40 times. That was one of main reasons why he was selected as a preseason All-Greater Houston selection by the Touchdown Club of Houston.
There’s no doubt that he has shown that he can get it done behind center, but once he gets to the next level, he will slide out to the edge of the offense.
Even still, the Red raider coaches will be looking for him to do much of what he did at Elkins.
“The coaches like how I make plays. I can create and find ways to win games,” Giles said.
Giles said that he will likely visit sometime after the season, possibly “around January” as he said. He has been working on his footwork and getting the ball out to his receivers faster this off season, in preparation for the upcoming season.
He chose Texas Tech over other offers including Indiana, North Texas, Colorado, Fresno State, SMU, Houston, Maryland and Missouri.