Clemson Football: Tavien Feaster would have gotten a combine invite had he stayed


Many around Clemson football were surprised when then back up running back Tavien Feaster announced he was transferring to play his senior year elsewhere. People were really shocked when he announced he was staying in state and heading to South Carolina.

While many Clemson football fans were caught off guard he chose to go to Columbia, not many wished him anything but the best and hoped that he was able to find all the happiness that he had been missing in Clemson.

It is safe to say, he chose Columbia because it was close to home (versus Virginia Tech) and he would get a shot at Clemson in the season. As we all know things did not work out well for him as a senior under Coach Boom and the great offensive juggernaut known as South Carolina football.

While he ended up with a career-high in carries, 124, and a career-high in rushing yards, 672, he had a career-low in yards per attempt, 5.4. Feaster was part of more losses during the first part of the season than he had experienced in three years at Clemson.

More importantly, leaving Clemson for South Carolina also cost Tavien Feaster an invite the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Rico Dowdle, who ran for fewer yards, fewer touchdowns, and less overall production did get the invite.

Had Feaster decided to stay and play all four years as part of the Clemson football program, there is no doubt that he would have earned that promising invite to showcase the skills that he has in order to play at the next level.

His only option now is to hope that Javon Kinlaw will work out during the South Carolina pro day in March so that plenty of scouts will attend and give Feaster an opportunity to show what he can do.

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Does Feaster have the talent to play in the NFL, no one knows. What we do know is a 5-star high school product didn’t have a chance to live up to the lofty expectations because he played with the greatest back in ACC football history and will be among the greatest “what if” stories for a long time.