Jarvis Giles Leaving USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Backup tailback Jarvis Giles is leaving

South Carolina.

Gamecocks spokesman Steve Fink says that Giles has decided to


The sophomore’s role with the Gamecocks had diminished with the

rise of freshman 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 yards rushing behind Kenny Miles

and Brian Maddox. Both those players have also gotten more carries

this season than Giles.