September 17, 2008

TCU still in the picture for Giles?

Shreveport Evangel Christian athlete Quinn Giles may not have the star ranking of some of the more high profile recruits from the Bayou state, but he certainly holds his own when it comes to recruiting attention.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder has caught the eye of several programs throughout the southeast and has multiple offers to show for. Giles hauled in 68 passes in 2007, but is garnering the most interest from his production and ability at safety.

"I'm up to twelve offers," Giles said. "Oklahoma State just offered me, but I just got the letter. That's about it. I did send my film in to Georgia, they called asking for my film so hopefully I can pull that one off. LSU is still showing interest, they said they were going to come to my games."

Although Giles is picking up steam from several different schools, he says his top schools haven't changed much in that span of time.

"I still have the same favorites," he said. "Oklahoma has moved up, I'm liking Vanderbilt, Oklahoma and TCU right now. OU hasn't offered."

The Frogs have started off with a bang, especially defensively thus far in the young 2008 season and that has caught Giles attention. And for someone that wants to play safety at the next level that's important.

"I haven't seen them play, they've been sending me mail telling me how their games are going and all that stuff and they've been doing good. I can see myself in their defense, I love the drills they do, I tried to tell our coaches about the drills they had us going through so we could use them and help us get better at what we do.

"All the schools are recruiting me as a safety because I told them that's what I want to play because your career will last longer."

Like several others in east Texas and western portions of Louisiana, Giles and his teammates felt the affect of Hurricane Ike. As a result his team had to move up their scheduled game against Longview a few days and the outcome wasn't in the Eagles favor.

"We lost the other day against Longview," Giles said. "The hurricane came through and we wasn't prepared, they scheduled the game in the middle of the week. We tried to go in the game and play them but they beat us pretty bad so we're 1-1 now."

Giles says he plans on making all of his official visits before making a decision and Ft. Worth is a place already on his mind.

"I want to see Vanderbilt, and I'll probably make it down to TCU, SMU, and Oklahoma State pretty much. That's about it right now."

Giles and his Evangel teammates travel to Austin this Friday to face Texas power Lake Travis(led by Texas commit, QB Garrett Gilbert) in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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