Giles Talks About Decision (video included)

Brian Giles is the latest JUCO product from California to join the Grand Valley State team. The massive defensive tackle comes in at a position of need for the Lakers. Hear what he has to say about his commitment and see him in action.

"I committed!" an excited Brian Giles said, "I didn't it over the phone, I'm back home right now."

The big defensive tackle from Citrus College finally was officially a Laker. There had been some rumors lately that he was wavering and looking away from Grand Valley as other schools such as Tarleton State, Wayne State and West Texas A&M upped their recruitment of him, but he says he's had his mind made up for some time.

"I never wavered," he stated, "I only had some doubts. I was worried about them not offering because it was taking awhile, but I always knew that's where I wanted to go."

Giles is part of a group of interior defensive linemen who are vying for time at a position where playing time is up for grabs.

One concern of late was that Giles, who played at around 315-lbs had gotten up to nearly 350-lbs and that the year out of football may have hurt his chances to be an instant contributor.

"Basically how much I play right away depends on what shape I come in at, so I've been running twice a day and I play on playing right away."

Giles says he finishes up classes in May and hopes to be in Allendale by the end of the month or early June at the latest. After a two years at Citrus and one year not on the field dealing with all the recruiting rigors, it was clear he was happy to have a home.

"It feels great," he confessed, "no more calls, I don't have to talk to anyone about where I'm looking, I'm a Laker and that's it!"

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