Clemson Football received its first verbal commitment for the Class of 2024 today. Defensive back Tavoy Feagin selected the Tigers over Florida State, Miami, LSU, and Alabama.
Feagin is 5’-11” and 165 pounds and plays high school football at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida. 247Sports lists him as a 4-star cornerback prospect in their Composite Rankings. He is ranked 170th nationally by 247Sports.
Feagin’s Hudl highlights mainly feature his work at the cornerback position. His sophomore video from 2021 demonstrates his athleticism. He has speed and agility. He is a step ahead of the competition.
The highlights that are posted of his junior season to date show that he is learning technique and positioning. There are multiple examples of Feagin reading the play and coming off his assigned player to make a tackle on a different receiver or the quarterback when he begins to scramble. He tackles in space well but can also deliver a hard hit.
Feagin also returns kicks and punts. His highlights show some of his best returns. He will be another resource for the special teams.
247Sports’Andrew Ivins believes Feagin’s future might be at safety:
"“Could settle in as an inside or outside corner, but ceiling might ultimately be highest as a safety given how he takes strong angles in run support and plays the football in the air (had seven pass breakups in the first seven games of his junior season).”"
Tavoy Feagin fits the mold that Clemson Football looks for in a defensive back recruit.
That kind of versatility is coveted by the Clemson staff. He likely lacks the size necessary to fit the SAM/Nickel hybrid role, but an ability to move between corner and safety provides flexibility when injuries deplete one of the two units.
The next commitment announcement to impact Clemson Football is right around the corner. 2023 defensive end Tomarrion Parker announces his commitment tomorrow. He is selecting between Clemson, Penn State, Texas A&M, and Tennessee. Parker has been projected to select Clemson by Rivals, and most of the 247 Crystal Balls, including Steve Wiltfong’s, are pointed at Clemson.