Five-star running back prospect Tavien Feaster gave Clemson fans an indication of just how good he is with an impressive performance Saturday during the GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff.
Feaster led Spartanburg (S.C.) with 182 total yards, three touchdowns — including a 50-yard reception — and also scored a two-point conversion in a 42-14 victory against Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.). He is ranked as the No. 2 running back and No. 34 overall in the ESPN 300.
And if you think the Clemson coaches weren’t paying attention, there’s this from the Tigers’ co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach:
Spartanburg trailed 14-13 at halftime and scored 29 unanswered points after the break for the victory. Spartanburg is the defending 4A Division II state champion and the pieces seem to be in place for a run at a repeat, especially if Saturday’s performance is any indication.
Feaster exceeded 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 receiving last year with 28 total touchdowns despite missing the beginning of the season with injury. In the last two years, he has run for 30 touchdowns and averaged 8.5 yards per carry.
It was a disappointing start for Wakulla, and LSU quarterback commit Feleipe Franks. Franks had his moments, showing his immense athletic ability and arm strength, including a 30-yard TD pass in the first half that he threw off his back foot.
In the second half, he and Wakulla couldn’t get much going on offense. At one point, Franks left and returned after getting his ankle heavily taped.