Clemson running back, Tavien Feaster, announced his entry into the transfer portal earlier this offseason. The two time CFB National Championship winner was one of the highest ranked running back recruits in 2016. 247 Sports had him as their No. 29 overall and No. 1 all purpose running back prospect. ESPN ranked Feaster as No. 53 overall and the No. 5 running back.
The Spartanburg, SC native has reportedly whittled the programs he is considering graduate transferring to down to the Virginia Tech Hokies and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Feaster traveled to Blacksburg to visit the Hokies during a scheduled visit this week.
In three seasons with the Tigers Feaster accumulated 1,330 rushing yards on 222 carries (5.99 yards average per carry) and 15 touchdowns. In the air he has contributed with 23 receptions for 183 yards and one touchdown.
2017 was Feaster’s most prolific year when he split carries with Travis Etienne. He rushed for seven TDs and 669 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season Etienne fully stepped into the starting position. With Freshmen Lyn-J Dixon also showing promise, it comes a little surprise to see a talent like Feaster’s wanting to step into a program that will provide an opportunity to highlight and showcase his ability.
As a graduate transfer Feaster would be able to start this upcoming season. There is little doubt that a talent like Tavien’s would immediately contribute to a Virginia Tech rushing attack that has been shaky these past few years. No doubt Coach Fuente and staff would expect him to earn the starting position, but it’s hard to imagine that job not being his should he find his way to Blacksburg.