Backup tailback Jarvis Giles leaving Gamecocks

Jarvis Giles (Source: USC Athletics)
Jarvis Giles (Source: USC Athletics)

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Reserve tailback Jarvis Giles is leaving South Carolina.

Athletic spokesman Steve Fink said Wednesday that Giles has decided to transfer.

The sophomore's role with the Gamecocks had diminished with the rise of freshman runner Marcus Lattimore, who is second in the Southeastern Conference with 333 yards rushing. Giles had only two carries for 12 yards this season.

Giles, from Tampa, Fla., saw action in 11 games as a freshman last season and finished third in rushing yards behind Kenny Miles and Brian Maddox. Both those players have also gotten more carries this season than Giles.

No. 12 South Carolina plays at No. 17 Auburn on Saturday night.

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