Catching up with the state's fastest man

Spartanburg sophomore running back Tavien Feaster took home AAAA state titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dash on Saturday.

RB Tavien Feaster Profile

The four-star prospect ran a career-best 10.59 in the 100 and 21.29 in the 200.

"I knew I just wanted to come out and have a good season, but I knew I would have a shot all season at winning state, so I knew that if I just pushed myself hard that I could win," Feaster told CUTigers on Sunday.

Because of his commitment to the Spartanburg track team this spring, Feaster's only recruiting visit was to South Carolina for the spring game.

His most recent trip to Clemson was in December for bowl practice.

"I like how they've organized their facilities and I like how they organize their academics. They put their players first, so that's something I really like," Feaster said.

Wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott serves as Feaster's primary recruiter to Clemson.

"I think he's a wonderful person. He's enthusiastic, young and he speaks the truth. I respect that. He doesn't cut any edges with me. He's straight up and honest," Feaster said.

A number of new offers have come his way during the spring evaluation period, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Penn State. Clemson, South Carolina and Florida State were among those that offered before the evaluation period.

He has no favorites, but an idea of what he'll be looking for and when a decision will be made.

"Definitely a place that I can play early and a place with good academics where I can get a good education," Feaster said.

He added, "I'm probably going to wait until my senior year so I can get a feel for everything, make sure it's something that I really want when I chose the school."

As a sophomore, he rushed for over 1,500 yards and had over 700 yards receiving with 28 total touchdowns.

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