Feaster on future: 'Right now I am locked in, I’m All In.'
|Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:23 PM- -|
CLEMSON - Fresh off of a National Championship, Clemson began spring practice Wednesday afternoon at the Indoor Facility. Tavien Feaster has been on two national-title winning teams now and enters his senior season competing for playing time behind ACC player of the year Travis Etienne.
Feaster was asked Wednesday about his decision to stay at Clemson this spring rather than follow the slew of transfer portal entries this offseason.
“Right now I am locked in, I’m All In," Feaster said. "I am going to take things day by day and not looking at outside things. Just controlling what I can control.”
Feaster played in all 15 games last season and had 78 carries for 451 yards and six touchdowns. He trailed Lyn-J Dixon, Adam Choice, and Etienne in offensive production last season. He will be competing this spring with Dixon for the backup role behind Etienne.
Feaster was previously asked about the possibility of transferring before the National Championship.
"The idea is out there," Feaster said, "but I am really just focused on this game, It's just a thought. And after the season I will sit down with Coach Swinney and talk about it. If the opportunity presents itself, I could graduate, but if I don't, I will just ride it out next season."
Feaster said on Wednesday that he will be able to graduate in December now.
Feaster attributed some of his struggles last season to being injured for much of the first half. He ran for about two-thirds of his yards after the sixth game of the season which could be attributed to the injury. Feaster suffered a meniscus injury during the summer.
“My first time running was in camp, it took me four or five games to get back going and feel myself again, but down the stretch, I became more healthy,” he said.
He knows that he will have to work hard in order to earn all of his playing time.
“I gotta earn everything, basically whatever I earn is what I get,” Feaster said. “I have to take advantage of how I play and control the controllables because I can’t ask the coach to call plays when I’m in there to make me shine.”