Dabo Swinney comments on possibility of RB Tavien Feaster transferring to rival South Carolina
Clemson RB Tavien Feaster is in the NCAA transfer portal, and it seems as if he’s going to eventually leave the Tigers.
One program that could be in the mix to land him is South Carolina, Clemson’s in-state rival. South Carolina could potentially offer him the RB1 spot he desires, so it would be an interesting landing spot.
On Wednesday, coach Dabo Swinney was asked how he’d feel if Feaster transferred to the Gamecocks. Per The Clemson Insider, Swinney gave a thoughtful and touching answer:
“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.”
Feaster ran for 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns in his three years at Clemson, so he has plenty of talent. However, with Travis Etienne coming back, Feaster wouldn’t get the work he desires.
South Carolina would be an interesting new school for him, so we’ll see what he eventually decides.