Clemson running back Tavien Feaster, who participated in spring practice with the Tigers, has entered the NCAA transfer portal according to a report from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz.
Feaster was a four-star prospect, the top player in South Carolina and the No. 29 overall recruit in the 2016 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. However, he has spent the last three seasons playing second fiddle, first to Wayne Gallman and then to Travis Etienne.
Still, Feaster has managed 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns in his career, with 1,109 and 13 coming in the last two seasons. He can play, but just hasn’t been “the guy.”
With Etienne still in the fold, Feaster could be looking to go elsewhere and take on a bigger role in his final season. He had pondered a transfer earlier in the offseason before saying he was “all in” at Clemson.
Clemson running back Tavien Feaster has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source.
Ran for 1,109 yards and 13 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) April 24, 2019
Earlier today, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the possibility of Feaster leaving.
Dabo Swinney was asked today about potential of RB Tavien Feaster leaving: “I don’t have any confirmation on that. I think it is something he is thinking about. There is nothing definitive on it. I certainly hope he doesn’t, but it is up to him.”
— Pete Yanity (@pyanity) April 24, 2019
According to 247Sports’ Anna Hickey, Feaster would not be eligible to graduate until December, unless circumstances have changed. If that’s the case, he’ll have to sit out a year at his next stop.
Of course, Feaster could ultimately stick it out at Clemson. Entering the portal doesn’t guarantee a prospect is leaving; it just allows him to have conversations with other schools.