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1) What are our chances of landing Tavien Feaster, and what impact would it have on the roster? – agray123
Chris Coleman: Forgive me for not being up to speed on the latest, as I just got back to Blacksburg this morning from vacation, and I paid very little attention when I was away. But it sounds as if the Hokies are squarely in the mix for Feaster, the Clemson running back who plans to graduate this summer.
Feaster is 5-11 and between 215 and 220, and he has big play ability. It was him who took the swing pass to the house against Virginia Tech in Lane Stadium in 2017.
He also has runs of 89 and 70 yards over the last couple of seasons. He’s a pretty big back with big play ability. However, Clemson has Travis Etienne, which means Feaster’s touches have been limited recently. Here are his career rushing stats…
2016: 37 carries, 221 yards, 6.0 ypc
2017: 107 carries, 669 yards, 6.3 ypc
2018: 78 carries, 440 yards, 5.6 ypc
I’d take Feaster in a heartbeat. I think the Hokies have some decent options at tailback, but their injury history is concerning.
DeShawn McClease: McClease is a small back with skinny legs, and he’s never made it through a season 100% healthy.
Jalen Holston: Holston came on at the end of last season, but like McClease, he’s always seemed to battle the injury bug.
Terius Wheatley: Wheatley is coming off shoulder surgery.
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