RB Tavien Feaster to transfer

CUTrevor 2019-04-24 22:07:08

Interesting that this news comes out the day before the NFL Draft begins. In case you haven't been following college football closely, the "transfer portal" is an option the NCAA has opened to student athletes in the last few months. When a student athlete enters his/her name in the portal, it means he/she is interested in possibly transferring or entertaining opportunities to transfer. Basically, other schools are now allowed to contact the athlete and "recruit" him/her for lack of a better term. A player can enter his name in the portal and decide not to transfer, but in this case it looks like Feaster has made up his mind.

Unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA, he will not be allowed to play for another school in 2019. He would, however, be able to graduate next year and play elsewhere in 2019. Obviously, Feaster wants to play in the NFL and is worried about the number of carries he will get with Etienne and Dixon on the roster. Dixon was 2nd in the Power Five in yards per carry as a true freshman last season. The Tigers have a talented freshman RB, Chez Mellusi from Florida, coming in this summer.

CUTrevor 2019-04-24 22:20:46

CLEMSON, S.C. — Running back Tavien Feaster has entered the NCAA transfer portal and intends to transfer from Clemson University, Head Coach Dabo Swinney confirmed on Wednesday. 


“Tavien has informed us that he has entered the transfer portal with the intention to finish his degree at Clemson by August and continue his college career somewhere else,” Swinney said. “We appreciate Tavien for everything he brought to Clemson University and our program and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”


Feaster, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., appeared in 41 career games at Clemson with 11 starts, compiling 1,330 career rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 222 carries, as well as 183 receiving yards and one touchdown on 23 receptions. He exits the program ranked second in Clemson history in career yards per carry (5.99) among qualified rushers, trailing only current Clemson running back Travis Etienne (7.79).

CUTrevor 2019-04-24 22:29:00

Apparently, Feaster will graduate early this August, just over 3 years. If he does that, he would be able to play for another school in 2019 as a graduate transfer. I guess that explains why he didn’t announce his intentions earlier in the spring, as many do.