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Uncertainty reigns over another Jarvis Giles transfer

Jarvis Giles

In September of 2010, and as Marcus Lattimore was emerging as one of the top running backs in the country for the foreseeable future, Jarvis Giles decided to take his leave of the South Carolina football program, ultimately landing at Louisville.

Earlier this year, Giles decided to transfer yet again, opting to leave Charlie Strong‘s Cardinals program.

According to Giles’ high school coach, the back has decided on USF as his third school in roughly nine months.  Unfortunately for both Giles and the Bulls, that transfer, at least football-wise, will likely not come to fruition.

As both USF and Louisville are in the Big East, and as noted by the Tampa Tribune, playing football with the Bulls is probably not in Giles’ future due to what amounts to a standard non-compete clause in the conference.

A Big East Conference official has confirmed that there are no exceptions to the conference’s policy that states once a student-athlete in football or men’s and women’s basketball attends a member institution that student-athlete cannot transfer to another member institution, directly or indirectly, and be eligible to compete in that sport.

That appears to be a rather cut-and-dried stance, so Giles, a Tampa, Fla., product, may/will have no choice other than to move on to Plan B.

In October of 2009, Giles was the Gamecocks’ second-leading rusher when he was suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules.  He finished with 277 yards rushing as a freshman that year.

Rivals.com rated Giles as the No. 3 all-purpose back in the country coming into South Carolina as a member of their ’09 recruiting class.

Regardless of where he transfers, Giles will be forced to sit out the 2011 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

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4 Responses to “Uncertainty reigns over another Jarvis Giles transfer”
  1. cometkazie says: Jun 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    Why do these kids think they are so good?

  2. mtneerndixie says: Jun 26, 2011 7:21 PM

    Unfortunately, most of them have “others” in their ear telling them how great they are and ultimately causing them to make mistakes rather than supporting them through life lessons. I suspect many a great athlete we never saw because of situations like this.

  3. ukeone says: Jun 27, 2011 10:03 AM

    Jarvis Giles….another prima donna for 2011….above God….above the law….above the university, his coach & football team…,above all the rules…even better than himself (in his own little mind-world, of course)….and now he is toying with transfers because of his “if I can’t be here for this and that, then I’ll just go where I AM wanted” syndrome….YEAH RIGHT!!! How sickening it is that this scenario keeps panning-out with these young hoodlums who think they are everything. My recommendation: Once they leave, the NCAA makes sure they don’t get another scholarship offer from any school program, period! This way, if they ‘really want to play football’ again, they can ‘walk-on’ to that school, pay their own way and ‘earn their way back-up to a scholarship’ (after a year or two) both academically as well as athletically….Never mind the ones who ‘can’t afford it’ because once they get that precious scholarship in the 1st place, they should do everything it takes to keep it (& not waste it or degrade it for selfish, stupid reasons)….this should bring them back down to earth (and to reality) just a little bit!

  4. waynefontes says: Jun 28, 2011 10:54 AM

    Transfers are like divorces…

    One time? OK, I can understand that. Things happen, it wasn’t a good fit.

    Two times? Starting to look like a “you” problem.

    Giles will end up pumping gas one day, in keeping with Lane Kiffin’s view of the Gamecocks.

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