Feaster impressed with Clemson's balance

CUTigers catches up with one of Clemson's top commitments for the 2016 recruiting class.

RB Tavien Feaster Profile

Clemson has been known to display plenty of talent at wide receiver over the last few seasons in Chad Morris’ offense. Now that Tony Elliot and Jeff Scott take over the reins, the Tigers are hoping to pack a bigger punch in the backfield. In 2015 the Clemson backfield will be littered with plenty of potential.

The offense returns its leading rusher, Wayne Gallman, and many other contributors from 2014. But 2016 presents what many Clemson fans hope will be a star in the backfield for the first time in a number of years for Clemson.

2016 running back and Clemson commit Tavien Feaster (Spartanburg, SC) from Spartanburg High School is looking to supply that talent to the Clemson backfield. In the meantime, Feaster has some big plans for the summer and took some time to catch up with CUTigers on his future, both in high school and beyond.

“This summer I’m going to hit the weights hard and focus on 7-on-7 with my team.” Feaster said. “And I’m trying to get to The Opening. I think I should be okay. I think I have all the right tools to make it, and I think my pass-catching ability is going to be a big boost.”

Feaster missed the beginning of his junior season while battling a shoulder injury but rebounded to lead Spartanburg to a State Championship. Now, as he prepares for his senior season, Feaster anticipates big things for his final year of high school football.

“We’re focused on repeating for a title. Just finishing it strong, and I want to make myself memorable.”

Since Feaster lives so close to Clemson, he also intends on visiting Clemson football games as much as possible this fall on Saturdays.

“Every game I’ve been to has been great. The fans are amazing,” said Feaster. “I’m going to try to make it to all the games this year if possible.”

Because of his familiarity with Memorial Stadium, it’s easy for Feaster to envision himself wearing the orange and white in 2016 and beyond.

“It’s amazing. I’m going to give it my all every day in practice and in the game. The touchdowns in Death Valley are ecstatic.”

Feaster was recruited for a long time by Chad Morris, but he’s certain of his place in Clemson’s offense with Elliot and Scott.

“Honestly, I think they’ll put the ball on the ground a little more. That is great for me coming in, because we can have a great balance of offense. But those guys understand my game, and they are going to call plays and see who can make plays,” explained Feaster.

Feaster is rated as the best running back in South Carolina for the class of 2016 and is rated as the No. 2 running back in the country by Scout. He is 6-feet tall and weighs 195 pounds and has been timed at 4.42 in the 40-yard dash.


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