By Hale McGranahan.
SPARTANBURG – Tavien Feaster broke the news to Dabo Swinney on Saturday.
While on campus for the Elite Junior Day, the five-star running back informed the Tigers’ head coach that he was ready to commit.
Feaster let the cat out of the bag in front more than 100 friends and family members at Spartanburg High School on Wednesday night.
“This recruiting process is kind of stressful on me and my parents. I feel like I got it out of the way,” Feaster told reporters, after he donned a white Clemson hat. “I already know what I wanted to do. It will make qualifying and everything like that easier on me. I can go into my senior year playing great football. I can focus on my team, my last year.”
Swinney is happy to have him on board.
“He went crazy,” Feaster said of Swinney’s reaction to the news. “He was going crazy all over the room. He told me he was very happy. He hugged me, I hugged him back.
“It’s going to be a great ride,”
Clemson’s been on the Feaster bandwagon since day one.
“It shows, from the time they started recruiting me until now, they never gave up on me,” he said. “They never even went out and tried to find another back, so that shows their (commitment).”
No doubt about it, the Clemson coaches are ready for Feaster to join their talented, young roster.
“They got a great quarterback and a great receiver in the ’14 class,” Feaster said. “They got great offensive line and defensive linemen and great receivers in the ’15 class. Then, they’ve got some great receivers and a great running back in the ’16 class, so by the time we come together, we’ll be in a national championship.”