Highly-touted running back out of Tampa... enrolled at Carolina in January and went through spring drills with the team... brings the big play potential to the backfield... has great explosion and change of direction... carried 12 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the 2009 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tampa's Gaither High School in December of 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 as 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 undecided on his major field of study.