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It’s down to South Carolina and Virginia Tech for Tavien Feaster. Who has the edge?


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When we last checked in with former Clemson running back Tavien Feaster, he was still mulling his options and deciding where he’d spend his final year of eligibility. In an interview with Phil Kornblut on Wednesday, the Spartanburg High grad revealed that the Gamecocks and Virginia Tech are the two schools he’s considering.

But while South Carolina is one of his final two schools (probably not a huge surprise since it’s close to home), it doesn’t sound like Will Muschamp and company are making a heavy push for him:

As for USC, he said he hasn’t heard much from the Gamecocks since the recruiting dead period started.

“I went to a 7-on-7 at South Carolina to watch my high school play and I talked to the coaches while I was up there a little bit. They said I can come in and help them,” Feaster said. “Both schools have pros and cons. I couldn’t make a decision right now between the two. When I sat down and put it all on paper and in perspective, those two stood out.”

From Feaster’s comments to Kornblut, I’d have to say that Virginia Tech would probably be a heavy favorite right now. And it isn’t the end of the world if he does end up there: South Carolina’s RB room is full at the moment with names like AJ Turner, Rico Dowdle, and Mon Denson, and if Feaster came in, it would be a little difficult to find a full role for him. Can you blame him for wanting to go to a place where he has a shot at being a featured back and not just a roleplayer? The interest from both him and the Hokies seems very mutual and frankly seems a better fit than Carolina.

Recruiting can take its turns, so we’ll see what Feaster’s final decision is soon. But it may not be too hard to imagine him in a Hokies uniform come fall.