Travis Custis: Georgia Tech RB commit from Lovejoy HS
1:55 pmJuly 10, 2012, by Michael Carvell
Prospect: Travis Custis, running back, Lovejoy High School, Class of 2013
RB Travis Custis is "a step faster" than NFL RB Tashard Choice, according to his coach (AJC)
Colleges:Committed to Georgia Tech (April 2, 2012) over offers from Miami, Tennessee, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Virginia and Mississippi State, among others … Was the first commitment for Georgia Tech’s 2012 recruiting class
Why Georgia Tech? “Coach [Paul Johnson] and the rest of the Georgia Tech coaches have really shown us a lot of love, and we feel like we can come here and make a difference. We liked Georgia Tech, and the other schools we were really looking at were starting to fill up at running back … so we thought ‘Why wait any longer?’” – his father, Travis Custis, Sr.
Vitals: 6-foot, 212 pounds. Has 2.9 GPA and plans a career in Sports Medicine.
Recruiting rankings: 3-star and No. 37 running back in nation by ESPN, 3-star and nation ‘s No. 41 running back by 247sports, 3-star and nation’s No. 74 running back by Scout, 3-star by Rivals.
Things to know: In the 2011 season, Custis helped lead Lovejoy to the Class AAAA state championship game (won by Tucker), rushing for 1,839 yards and 30 touchdowns … Broke the Lovejoy school records for single-season and career rushing yards, previously held by Tashard Choice, who starred at Georgia Tech and for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys
They said it: “Travis has broken all of Tashard’s records and he’s a step faster than Tashard. They have very similar styles of running. Tashard is a strong inside runner who can also hurt you outside. It’s the same with Travis. Travis is a power runner. He’s a slasher but also has great breakaway speed. He’s an Adrian Peterson-type of runner. That’s his style … he can run through a tackle or around a tackle. Travis has got that extra gear of speed. Every time he touches the ball, there’s a chance he can take it to the house.” — Lovejoy coach Al Hughes
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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