Backup tailback Jarvis Giles is leaving South Carolina.

Gamecocks spokesman Steve Fink says that Giles has decided to transfer.

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.

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