Feaster Sees What UNC Has to Offer

Tavien Feaster, the No. 2 running back in the 2016 class, made his first visit to North Carolina late last week. The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder attended the Tar Heels’ camp on Friday.

“It was a great experience,” Feaster said. “When I got to see the facilities, they were wonderful facilities. Coach [Larry] Porter, he’s a real good coach.

“I definitely like North Carolina, because I can see life after football. You can only play football for so long – even if I do go pro. They have a lot of good people that come from North Carolina.”

Early into his breakout sophomore season – which eventually concluded with 1,541 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing, and 734 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving – UNC became the second school to offer Feaster. The four-star prospect from Spartanburg (S.C.) High is now up to a dozen offers, including the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Penn State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Despite his positive thoughts towards UNC on the heels of his visit, Feaster doesn’t claim a list of favorite schools.

“I’m just starting to visit schools, so I really can’t say,” Feaster said. “I want to know what all the schools are like and what they have to offer. So I’m just going to take it slow with this process.”

Feaster will whittle down his list of schools under consideration over the course of the next year.

“I’m really not trying to hold up scholarships, so other people can get a chance,” Feaster said. “So the schools I’m not going to, I’m just going to tell them ‘Thank you for the offer.’”

Outside of UNC, Auburn and Clemson are the only schools that Feaster has visited this summer.

Feaster is finished with recruiting trips until the football season. During the season, he plans to attend as many college games as possible to evaluate stadium atmospheres. Some of his likely destinations include Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee.

During UNC’s camp on Friday, Feaster was tutored by Porter, the Tar Heels’ running backs coach.

“He’s a straightforward coach,” Feaster said. “Anything he tells you to do, he expects you to do. He’s going to coach you up. He taught me a couple of new things that I’m going to take back to high school with me.”

Following the camp, Feaster spent some time with Porter.

“I really like Coach Porter,” Feaster said. “He was straight up honest with me. He was talking to me about academics and life after football. He told me after football what North Carolina could bring to me.”

Feaster also received a campus tour before heading back to Spartanburg.

“It was wonderful,” Feaster said. “I got to see a lot of things. I actually didn’t know that North Carolina had that many draft picks – that was huge to learn.”

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