Sophomore tailback who used the offseason to gain some weight and strength to be more of a factor in the 2010 campaign... listed third on the depth chart entering the fall behind Kenny Miles and Brian Maddox, but could compete for the starting spot as he picks up more of the offense... has the elusiveness and speed to be a big-play maker... staff will look to get him the ball in space... has one career 100-yard rushing game.
2009: Enrolled at Carolina in January and went through spring drills with the team... carried 12 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the 2009 Garnet & Black Spring Game... true freshman who was third on the squad with 277 yards rushing, an average of 5.3 yards per carry... rushed for 13 yards on five carries in the season-opening win at NC State... rushed for a career-high 113 yards and a touchdown in the win over FAU... the touchdown was the first of his career and came from 12 yards out... also had a career-best 38-yard burst in that contest... became the first Gamecock to rush for 100 yards in a game since Mike Davis did so against NC State in the first game of the 2008 season and became the first Carolina freshman to rush for 100 yards in a game since Taylor Rank in 2006... performance earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors... led the team with 74 yards rushing on just 11 carries against South Carolina State... did not play against Alabama or Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tampa's Gaither High School in December 2008... played for head coach Mark Kantor... rushed for over 1,500 yards as a senior... selected to participate in the Under Armour High School All-American Game in Orlando... rushed for 1,478 yards on 238 carries (6.2 yards per carry) with 20 touchdowns as a junior in 2007... a Rivals.com four-star prospect who was rated the No. 22 player in the state of Florida and the No. 3 all-purpose back by the website... considered a four-star prospect and the nation's 21st-best running back according to Scout.com... considered the state's 29th-best player by SuperPrep... ranked 53rd on the ESPNU 150... listed among both Rivals.com and PrepStar's Top 250... selected South Carolina over an original commitment to Tennessee and Nebraska among others.
PERSONAL: Jarvis Giles was born January 15, 1990... is undeclared on his major field of study.