COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) When ex-Clemson running back Tavien Feaster put on his South Carolina jersey for the first time at a photo shoot during the summer, he took a deep breath and exhaled slowly.
"All right," he told himself. "I'm here. Let's go."
Feaster was a five-star recruit out of Spartanburg (South Carolina) High three years ago who was part of two national titles at Clemson and received a bachelor's degree during his time with the Tigers. Feaster looked like he'd gained a foothold in Clemson's backfield, gaining 669 yards and starting 11 games in 2017. But a knee injury the next summer dropped him behind Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne.