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Ex-Texas Tech WR Jonathan Giles announces transfer to LSU

Jonathan Giles led Texas Tech in catches (69), receiving yards (1,158) and touchdown receptions (13) in 2016. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

For the second time this offseason, LSU has landed a transfer from Texas Tech.

Wide receiver Jonathan Giles, who announced his intent to leave the Red Raiders last month, announced Monday that he will continue his career at LSU. Giles joins defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko in Baton Rouge. Fehoko, a two-year starter at defensive tackle for the Red Raiders, announced his commitment to the Tigers on April 17.

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Giles is a pretty significant pickup for the Tigers. The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder led the Red Raiders in catches (69), receiving yards (1,158) and touchdown receptions (13) in 2016. He also had 16 catches for 155 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman in 2015.

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Like Fehoko, Giles will sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements. From there, he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

After getting his release from Texas Tech, Giles announced a top 10 of Ohio State, Florida State, LSU, Louisville, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Purdue, SMU and Oregon before narrowing the field down to a final three: LSU, Oregon and Florida State.

From there, Giles opted to play for Ed Orgeron and the Tigers.

In addition to Giles and Fehoko, NC State transfer Thaddeus Moss, a tight end, also committed to LSU in recent months. Moss, the son of NFL great Randy Moss, will have three years remaining after sitting out in 2017.

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