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2016 National Signing Day: Tavien Feaster Signs With Clemson

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Tavien Feaster, a 4-star RB from nearby Spartanburg, SC, has signed his Letter of Intent and will be at Clemson this fall. Feaster was a 5-star RB for a lot of his time as a recruit, but the services downgraded him recently for a variety of reasons. Despite that downgrade he is still an immense talent.

Feaster was recruited primarily by Jeff Scott and the 6'0" 196 pound RB is thought to be the future at the position for Clemson. There are some concerns about injuries though, especially with his knees. Many are pointing at how he sat out parts of some All-Star games because of soreness in his knees as a potential red flag. Let's wait and see what happens when he actually suffers an injury. Feaster has played through injuries in high school and he may have decided sitting out an all star game was smarter than risking injury in the game.

Where Feaster ends up on the depth chart will depend on how well he picks up the pass blocking schemes. If he's able to do it well it is possible he could become the primary backup to Wayne Gallman. But more likely Feaster will be 3rd or 4th on the depth chart to start the season and progress from there.

QT's Take:

Feaster is the most controversial member of this 2016 class. Let me remind everyone that he rushed for over 1000 yards and caught passes for over 1000 yards as well. That is a lot of production to overlook.

Sure, there are questions about injury and maturity during all-star games, blah blah. Feaster will avoid a redshirt next year and will provide a change of pace back to Gallman as the season progresses. Choice will be the number two guy but Feaster is great at catching passes out of the backfield and has legit 4.34 laser timed speed. He needs to get stronger so he can run between the tackles more and needs to be ready for the rigors of college football, but the man has immense talent. Feaster visited Tennessee and flirted with other schools before shutting it down and Clemson is the perfect place for his maturation into a star football player to take place.