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Mike Davis has been a standout at running back so far this spring.
With Marcus Lattimore leaving for the NFL, South Carolina is reassessing the running game and it all starts with who will take lead roles at running back.
Sophomore Mike Davis has had an impressive series of practices and should receive some early snaps during the spring game. Davis is the most complete combination of speed and power that the Gamecocks have at the position, so his balance and performance this spring has him sitting at the No. 1 running back slot.
Davis is in a position battle with redshirt sophomore Brandon Wilds who has experience at running back during his freshman year. Wilds is a very patient runner who works best between the tackles.
Both of these players may not receive too much playing time during the spring game, so look out for redshirt freshman Kendric Salley. Salley has a similar skill set and build to Davis and will try to stand out during the spring game.
Redshirt sophomore Shon Carson would be another player to watch, but he is busy playing in the outfield for the baseball team.
The running back competition will be heating up despite Davis separating himself from the pack. Look out for Wilds and specifically Salley to make their mark on the spring game.