Reserve RB Feaster leaves Clemson for rival South Carolina

Reserve RB Feaster leaves Clemson for rival South Carolina
Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill (23) attempts to stop Clemson running back Tavien Feaster (28) from gaining extra yardage on a running play in the second half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Source: Michael Ainsworth)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Running back Tavien Feaster is switching sides in the state's biggest rivalry, leaving Clemson to join South Carolina for his final college season.

Feaster posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a Gamecocks jersey, sitting in front a locker with his name on it.

Feaster is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior who was part of Clemson's national championship teams in 2016 and last year. Feaster rushed for 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons with the Tigers.

Feaster was a highly sought recruit out of high school in Spartanburg who also had offers from schools including Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and the Gamecocks before signing with the Tigers. Feaster never became Clemson's featured back, playing behind Wayne Gallman in 2016 and Travis Etienne the past two years.

At South Carolina, Feaster will have to compete with senior running backs Rico Dowdle and A.J. Turner.

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