Jarvis Giles Leaves Crowded South Carolina Backfield

The early impact of South Carolina's freshman RB Marcus Lattimore appears to have forced another change to the Gamecocks' depth chart: backup Jarvis Giles is headed elsewhere, the team confirmed today. Giles had seen only two carries so far this year.

Giles just never had the impact many expected, for a variety of reasons. Size, knowledge of the offense and Marcus Lattimore's arrival were just some of those reasons.

No word on where Giles is headed right now, though the Tampa product could be headed back to the bay area for South Florida.

Giles, a four-star prospect who raised hopes of an effective running game among Gamecock fans, rushed for 277 yards and a touchdown on 52 carries last year, his freshman season. The discovery of that effective running game -- without Giles -- seems to have pushed him from the program.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.