July 8, 2008

TCU in Giles top three

While the state of Texas is known for producing top notch prospects in football for what seems like forever, its neighbor to the east has been holding it's own for a few years itself. This season is no different for Louisiana as several players rank among the nation's elite led by the country's number one ranked receiver, Bastrop's Rueben Randle.

Several others have received scholarship offers and one player who continues to generate a buzz is Shreveport Evangel Christian Academy athlete Quinn Giles. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder has several offers on the table including TCU, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Vanderbilt, La. Tech, UL-Monroe, UL-Lafayette and Northwestern.

Others including Oklahoma State have started expressing interest in the multi-talented athlete.

"OSU wants me to call them," he said. "They keep sending letters to me from the defensive back coach. I just haven't called them back yet."

Giles admits that Vanderbilt still holds a slight lead for his services but others have started to make an impression including TCU.

"It's still Vanderbilt," he said. "I like them, then TCU and Tulane."

The Horned Frogs had success in the '08 class snagging three players from the pelican state. Giles says there's a lot to like about what's happening at TCU.

"Me and Coach Patterson have talked and he was telling me about all the new stuff they're getting around there. He's also said the defensive back coaches love me. I've been looking on the internet at their facilities and I like them a lot. Also, it's a Christian school and that's real nice. The coaches have said I'm at the top of their list for safeties, I may be wrong but that's kind of how I took it."

Giles has been spending most of his summer playing 7-on-7 ball with his Evangel teammates. So far they haven't been beat yet.

"It's going good," he said. "It's hot, it's been burning up down here but we're doing pretty good. We haven't been beat yet. This weekend we're going down to Louisiana college to play in a tournament and then we'll be playing at Hoover's tournament after that."

Giles says he still hopes to make it to the LSU camp later this month as well as Alabama's.

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