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Gamecocks offer former Clemson RB Tavien Feaster

This would be a big get for the Gamecocks.

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Clemson running back Tavien Feaster’s decision to enter the transfer portal wasn’t all that surprising. We’ve now learned that South Carolina is looking to make a play for him.

The State’s Matt Connolly and Ben Breiner spoke to Feaster on Friday afternoon, who confirmed reports that the Gamecocks have indeed offered him. He would be eligible to play immediately in 2019 as a graduate transfer.

Feaster was a 5-star recruit out of Spartanburg (S.C.) and was part of Clemson’s 2016 recruiting class. He’d have a lot to offer the Gamecocks: he ran for 1330 yards and 15 touchdowns on 222 carries - a 6.0 yard per carry average - during his three-year career with the Tigers. Most of that production came as a sophomore, when he recorded 669 yards and 7 touchdowns on 107 attempts, but with the emergence of Travis Etienne last year, Feaster’s production (and carries) decreased.

It goes without saying that Feaster would be a key addition to a running back corps that includes Rico Dowdle, Mon Denson and AJ Turner. If South Carolina can keep him in-state despite plenty of interest from some key programs, they’ll be that much better.

How do you think Feaster would feature in the Gamecocks’ offense? Let us know in the comments.