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Yes, I know what you are thinking: Marcus Lattimore all the way, right? Well, maybe. I'll explain...
Marcus Lattimore, Shon Carson, Brandon Wilds, Kenny Miles, Kendric Salley, Mike Davis
There is absolutely no question that Marcus Lattimore is the starter. However, there is absolutely no guarantee that he will be completely himself once he is healed. Even if he is, the Gamecocks have to rely on the backups more to give his surgically-repaired knee more rest.
So, Shon Carson, Brandon Wilds and Kenny Miles become the guys fighting immediately for time. If Kenny Miles returns, he should get a serious look as the No. 2 guy. He showed immense improvement at the end of the year.
Brandon Wilds proved he was an SEC-caliber starting back. Then, you have the exciting potential of Shon Carson, who blew everyone away with his ability in the spring and was originally listed as the No. 2 guy heading into the season. An injury took him out of the equation last year, but he will be back.
Then, you have potentially two highly-regarded freshman. Kendric Salley is already committed and shows great burst. South Carolina looks like the favorite of Mike Davis, a top target of many schools. If he comes in, he will immediately begin shooting up the depth chart.