Running Back Travis Custis Unlikely to Come Back to The Flats


Georgia Tech running back recruit Travis Custis, who was ruled ineligible after spring ball this year, has decided that The Flats will not be a possible destination for his NCAA Football.

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Custis tranferred to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas after being ruled academically ineligible in May. Coming back to Tech was still an option for Custis, but ultimately, he decided that it would not be the best thing for him.

According to a post on by Ken Sugiura, the decision was made based on academic requirements. Sugiura said that:

 “The decision stems from complications over math classes he would need to take in order to return.”

-Ken Sugiura

If you read between the lines on that statement, it sounds like Custis really wanted to play at Georgia Tech after his stint at Hutchinson Community College.

However from the statement that Travis Custis made in that same post, it appears that Hutchinson and Georgia Tech are on two different pages as far as the curriculum is concerned: 

 “Over here at Hutch, they don’t have what Georgia Tech needs.” 

-Travis Custis

At the end of the day this means that even if Custis wanted to meet the requirements to come back to The Flats for 2015, he would not be able to do so.

It seemed like a marriage between Georgia Tech and Custis was just difficult at every turn. He was supposed to enroll before the 2013-14 academic year but was not able to get in because of problems with the NCAA clearinghouse.

Then, of course, it has been well documented that Custis was ruled ineligible after spring ball this year.

All of this does not mean that he will not be seen on a Division I football field in the near future. Custis has plenty of offers from schools that would like to acquire his services.

He has offers from Oklahoma State and Oklahoma of the Big 12, North Carolina and Miami of the ACC,  Big Ten power Wisconsin, and from the SEC Vanderbilt and Georgia.

Now obviously when you look at that list of suitors the school that pops out is Georgia. The Bulldogs were actually in Custis’  top five schools to choose from when he was coming out of high school.

The prospect of playing for the Bulldogs seems to intrigue Custis. He summed up the idea of playing against his former Tech teammates in a Bulldogs uniform in these words:

“ (It) would be crazy!”

-Travis Custis

Custis will be back in Division I at some point. From looking at the list of schools that Custis has to choose from, he could be coming back as a Yellow Jacket opponent. That really would add an interesting plot twist to this story.