However, Clemson made a profound impression on Feagin during his Oct. 1 visit for the Tigers’ win over NC State. That was enough for Feagin, who privately committed to Clemson’s staff in early October and publicly revealed the news on Sunday.
“It was really just the coaching staff,” Feagin told On3. “How they were throughout my recruitment, my relationships with the coaches, how they really showed how they wanted me. They were saying that they wanted me. I wanted to see how they would show it and it made me more comfortable through this whole process.”
The Tigers extended an offer to Feagin in early June. According to the four-star, Clemson started recruiting him immediately.
He built bonds with multiple staffers, including defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed. Feagin shared that he and Reed “talk about everything,” which helped make his college decision easier.
“He’s just a really great mentor,” Feagin, the No. 200 overall prospect and No. 18 cornerback in the 2024 On3 Consensus, said about Reed. “I could ask him about anything and he could give me an answer. He’s a really good source, so I felt more comfortable with him. He’s just a really good coach.”
Feagin excited to play for Dabo Swinney, successful Clemson program
A key reason why Feagin chose Clemson is that he trusts head coach Dabo Swinney. Feagin’s belief in the Tigers’ head man goes back a long way.
“It’s a great feeling to get behind coach Swinney, due to him coaching my dad when he was in college,” Feagin said. “So I know I will have went to the right spot.”
Feagin is also well aware of the program that Swinney has constructed. Under Swinney’s tenure, Clemson has won two national championships and seven conference titles.
That success stood out to Feagin. He is excited to grow both athletically and academically with the Tigers.
“I felt like that was the spot,” Feagin said. “I’m truly excited to be a Tiger. Clemson has everything I am looking for.”