Travis Custis picks Georgia Tech

Char Custis watches as her son, Lovejoy running back Travis Custis, holds up his commitment letter to Georgia Tech in the Lovejoy High School gymnasium in Hampton. The 6-foot, 205-pound running back had a breakout senior season: rushing for 2,058 yards and 35 touchdowns while leading Lovejoy to the state championship game for the second year in a row.

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Char Custis watches as her son, Lovejoy running back Travis Custis, holds up his commitment letter to Georgia Tech in the Lovejoy High School gymnasium in Hampton. The 6-foot, 205-pound running back had a breakout senior season: rushing for 2,058 yards and 35 touchdowns while leading Lovejoy to the state championship game for the second year in a row.

One of Georgia Tech’s more celebrated recruits is Lovejoy High School tailback Travis Custis, a hometown hero who decided to stay home for college. A three-star running back, he signed with the Yellow Jackets over Miami, Tennessee and Clemson, among others. During his final two seasons at Lovejoy, Custis led the Wildcats to back-to-back appearances in state championship games. Custis broke the Lovejoy rushing records held by Tashard Choice, the former Tech standout who now plays in the NFL.

Q: Why did you sign with Tech?

A: The reason why I'm going to Georgia Tech is because it's home. You can get a good education there, the football program is really good, and it has got good coaches.

Q: What are Tech’s plans for you?

A: Their plans are for me to be the next Tashard Choice. They said they are going to switch around the Wing-T and use the "Pistol" formation for me. They said they didn't have a running back like me with my type of quickness and speed. They have Redskins' plays. They went all the way to Washington and got some plays from the Redskins … and they're going to use me in some of the formations.

Q: How do you feel about the big expectations that have been placed on you for college?

A: I feel good. I just have to go and do my thing when I get up there. It feels good that people expect big things out of me. When I go to Georgia Tech, I've got to show the coaches that I can play. I've got to work hard, show them my talent, and let them know that I can play at that level.