After a scintillating sophomore season 2016 running back Tavien Feaster of Spartanburg High School continues to work hard in order to take his game to the next level. We were one of the first to see the 4-star prospect in action and write about him and he has rocketed up the rankings since then. We caught up with Feaster on Monday to talk about the very latest regarding his recruitment as he's "UP NEXT" with SCPrepNation.com!
When we first saw Feaster in person against Greenwood High School it was a video game-like performance for the sophomore sensation. On the ground and through the air he was piling up big time numbers for the Vikings in an impressive victory over the defending AAAA Division 2 champions. During that time he was 180 pounds but he's bulked up some since then.
"Right now I'm 6'0 192 pounds," Feaster told us.
It wasn't long before he got his first offer soon after that game and he updated us about the offers he currently holds.
There are schools across the country who are heavily involved right now and he shared a few of those schools with us. We also asked him who he felt may be the next college program to extend him an offer?
One of the in-state schools Feaster says is recruiting him the hardest out of everyone though.
"Clemson is recruiting me the hardest."
The 2016 prospect has already visited a trio of schools and he told us what he liked best about each school he's seen so far.
"I've been to Clemson, Tennessee, and South Carolina. With Clemson I like that they have a big family environment. Tennessee has a really good system. I left South Carolina early but I'm going back there on Saturday."
Right now Feaster knows one aspect of his game that is probably his biggest strength right now. He also talked about an aspect of his game he wants to improve on the most to get even better heading towards his junior season.
"My speed is my biggest strength. I want to improve on my blocking."
Spartanburg had a record this season and it was a successful inaugural season for head coach Chris Miller with Feaster and 2016 quarterback Austin Scott leading the way. So what are the goals for Feaster's team next season and himself on a personal level?
"To have a winning record and win a state title are the goals for our team this season. On a personal level I'd like to have 1,600+ rushing yards and 800+ receiving yards. We are gonna have a great year next year!"
Playing for coach Miller who used to be the head coach at Byrnes some of the comparisons to former Byrnes star Marcus Latimore have been mentioned due to Miller coaching both outstanding running backs who burst on the scene at such a young age. We won't make that same comparison but we definitely understood and appreciated the player Feaster says he thinks his game compares to.
"LeSean McCoy of the Eagles. He can catch and he is very elusive."
We'll have more updates with Tavien Feaster as we surely anticipate him to be one of the top running back prospects not only in South Carolina but in the nation for 2016.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...TAVIEN FEASTER
Bench press: 225 pounds
Squat: 365 pounds
Power clean: 245 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.37 seconds
16' RB TAVIEN FEASTER