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Tennessee Recruiting Update: Vols in the mix for Jonathan Giles, Other Notes

Giles would be a big help in 2018.

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Late in April, the now former Texas Tech receiver Jonathan Giles announced his intent to transfer. The 5-11, 185 pound receiver is now enjoying his 2nd recruiting cycle and has narrowed his options. He sent out this tweet, including Tennessee as a potential destination.

In 2016, Giles recorded 69 catches for 1,158 yards and 13 scores in Texas Tech’s wide open air raid attack. Because he played last season, Giles won’t be eligible to play again in the FBS ranks until 2018. Still, receiver is shaping up to be a big area of need for the Vols down the road. Tennessee has plenty of competition for Giles’ services.

They’ll be leaning heavily on Jauan Jennings this season, hoping Tyler Byrd and Marquez Calloway can take steps forward and be dynamic contributors now and in the future. However, Jennings could easily bolt for the NFL after this year — leaving the depth chart thin once again.

Other news

Tennessee has offered Max Johnson — a 2020 pro-style quarterback. We usually wouldn’t get too excited over a target so far down the road, but Johnson is the son of former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson. Max is in line to be a top flight recruit in a couple of seasons. File that one away.