CLEMSON – Finally, Tavien Feaster is officially a Clemson running back.
One day short of a year’s anniversary of his announced intention to team with the Tigers, Feaster sent his signed national letter of intent to Clemson around 9 a.m. Wednesday on 2016 National Signing Day.
Feaster, a USA Today first-team All-American, was profiled in Sunday’s Post and Courier. You can read that Andrew Miller feature here.
He is one of 21 total signees in the Tigers’ class of 2016, and the full list is here.
Out of Spartanburg High School, Feaster is the No. 1 prospect in the state of South Carolina per Rivals.com, and the state’s No. 2 prospect, defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney (Whale Branch), is one of seven early enrollees already on campus in Clemson.
Of course, Clemson’s recruiting prowess outside state borders continues to be strong, and the Tigers picked up a major coup when cornerback Trayvon Mullen made a somewhat surprising decision to attend Clemson over LSU and Florida State. Mullen is a four-star 6-2, 175-pounder out of Coconut Creek, Fla. and rated Rivals’ No. 10 cornerback prospect in the country.
Clemson hosted an early-morning Signing Day party in the WestZone complex, replete with its early enrollees: Pinckney, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, linebackers Tre Lamar and Rahshaun Smith, defensive end LaSamuel Davis and offensive linemen Sean Pollard and Tremayne Anchrum.
Clemson is expected to announce all its early-morning signed letters of intent at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The No. 1 recruit in the country, defensive tackle Rashan Gary, is scheduled to announce his decision between Clemson, Michigan and others at 1 p.m.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and recruiting coordinator Brandon Streeter are expected to speak at a press conference at 2:30 p.m.