After some speculation this offseason, Clemson RB Tavien Feaster has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal to explore the possibility of moving to another school. Coach Dabo Swinney confirmed the move in a press release from the school today and did note that Feaster is on track to graduate this summer which would allow him to play immediately as a graduate transfer.
Feaster’s time at Clemson is bittersweet because no one denies his talent on the field, but he had the misfortune of arriving on campus just before a transcendent talent in Travis Etienne. Feaster has the ability to be the number one RB at most schools, just not Clemson. It is also possible Feaster saw the writing on the wall with Lyn-J Dixon’s performance during spring practice and decided he wanted an opportunity to feature as the guy ahead of a likely NFL career.
As for Clemson this does leave the Tigers a little thin at RB right now. Etienne will be at the top of the depth chart with Lyn-J Dixon as his backup. Behind those two there isn’t a lot with two true freshmen in Chez Melusi and Michel Dukes along with former walk on Darien Rencher.
Because Feaster would have been a senior this year his transfer will not open up any additional scholarships for the Class of 2020 and in fact it could reduce the number of open spots. Right now TigerNet has Clemson at 85 scholarship players on the roster with 13 seniors after removing Feaster from the roster.