By Hale McGranahan.
COLUMBIA – Tavien Feaster was worth the price of admission to Saturday’s Weekend of Champions at Williams-Brice Stadium.
In Spartanburg’s 49-28 win over York in the AAAA-II state championship, Feaster rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and caught five passes for 132 yards and a score. He also had a 44-yard interception return late in the fourth quarter of Spartanburg’s first state title since 2001.
“I tried to give them their money’s worth…I had to put on a show today,” Feaster said.
In the spring, Feaster took home a pair of track state championships in the 100 and 200, but Saturday’s win was the first team title of his athletic career.
That was Feaster’s focus all week, even with college recruiters walking the halls at Spartanburg High School.
“A lot of coaches came by this week, but I really didn’t focus on the coaches…I focused on getting this championship and it paid off,” he said.
A contingent of Clemson coaches, including co-offensive coordinators Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott.
“Coach Scott, he told me he was coming. I think I saw him walking in when we were walking into the locker room,” Feaster said.
The four-star running back prospect believes Clemson made a good decision to name the two assistants as Chad Morris’ replacement.
“Both guys recruit me,” Feaster said. “That’s the running back coach and my recruiter…I know it’s going to be good, if I choose to go to Clemson.”