Steve Spurrier’s ‘rude’ remark helped Clemson land top RB

Tavien Feaster is one of the country’s best players for the 2016 season. The top running back has committed to play for the Clemson Tigers next year and it looks like it could be a result of a rival coach opening his mouth one too many times.

According to Tigernet.com, Latasha Mcelrath, Feaster’s mother, was a driving force in where her son would end up playing. She talked about how she met former South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney when she was working a banquet at the Shrine Bowl last season.

She said that she told Spurrier how her son would “one day play for him” and he brushed it off saying that it’s “every young boy’s dream to play college football.” She took Spurrier’s comment as rude and then explained that her experience with Swinney was much more pleasant.

She said that Swinney’s reaction to Feaster possibly playing in Clemson was much different to that of what Spurrier said about him playing in Columbia. He said for her to “bring him on” and that they “would love to have him.”

Little did Spurrier know that the “young boy” turned out to be what many have called the best running back in the country for the 2016 season.

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  • Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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