“It does not make me love him any less. It does not make me appreciate him any less,” the Clemson coach said. “He is one of the best young men that I have had. He is going to graduate this summer. If that is what is on his heart and he feels like that is what he needs to do, then all you can do is support him.

“Again, I am disappointed (he is leaving), but it does not make me love him any less and it should not make anyone else love him any less regardless of where he goes. He has done a phenomenal job in his time here. He has been a model guy and I wish him nothing but the best wherever he might go.”

A pair of Feaster’s Clemson teammates have taken a similar stance, in response to a critical tweet from the Barstool Sports Clemson Twitter account. Via 247:

Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia Tech and East Carolina are among the other programs that have reportedly shown interest in the two-time national champion.