AU Visit Exceeds Expectations For Feaster

Tavien Feaster discusses his initial visit to Auburn and what has the Tigers climbing his lis

Spartanburg, S.C.--One of the top running back prospects in the country for the 2016 recruiting class, speedster Tavien Feaster had been biding his time until he could make a visit to see the Auburn Tigers. That finally happened over the weekend and while Clemson remains the leader for the in-state back, Auburn made a big jump and finds itself second with a bullet heading into the junior season for the talented back.

“It was wonderful,” Feaster said. “They showed me the stadium. I got to meet with Coach (Tim) Horton and we went over some film and how he would be able to coach me. I loved the atmosphere there. It was wonderful.

“It went beyond my expectations,” he added. “They showed a lot of love there. It’s great. I really like Auburn. It’s a great place and I’m definitely going to come back for a game.

“They (Clemson) is still my official leader but Auburn has definitely stepped it up. You can come to a place and they’re going to recruit you and tell you a lot of things. You can know what’s real and I think they’re real. They sat me down and watched film, and a lot of coaches won’t sit you down and watch film. He went over the things I could do in their offense and that was good.”

Capable of playing the true tailback spot but also versatile enough to play the speed-back role in Gus Malzahn’s offense and even as a slot receiver if needed, Feaster said the familiarity with Auburn’s offense is one of the things he likes most about the Tigers.

“I can be a big playmaker in their offense,” Feaster said. “I can have tons of yards in their offense. I can be one of those guys. They said they would try to get me the ball as much as possible in any role.

“The Auburn offense, Coach (Bobby) Bentley actually made up the offense I play in at my high school. Basically I know a lot of their offense already. That’s kind of fun. It’s real comforting because the plays really don’t change, just the play names. That’s just something I can lean back on and look at when I’m going through this process.”

A 6-0, 192-pounder with 10.5 speed in the 100 meters, Feaster ran for more than 1,500 yards as a sophomore while adding 700 receiving yards and scoring 28 total touchdowns.

Not planning on making a decision anytime soon, Feaster said it could happen at any time because he’s going to make his choice when it feels right. When that time comes he said there are certain things he’ll be looking for in a school.

“I’m definitely looking at the offense,” he said. “Also the way the program is run and things like that.”

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