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Custis up to seven offers

Junior running back Travis Custis of Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy said on Sunday night that Georgia Tech and Miami recently offered, giving him seven total.
Both schools figure to be a factor.
According to Custis, the Yellow Jackets are recruiting him the hardest.
"I talked to head coach Paul Johnson and he said I'm the type of back that fits the program," Custis said. "I get the most letters from them, and [Johnson] came to the school."
Miami is a program Custis grew up rooting for.
"That was a real big offer," Custis said. "Miami was a team I've wanted to go to since I was a kid, and my dad likes them, too. That was like a dream come true. I was so excited."
Despite his admiration for those two programs, Custis isn't ready to name them - or anyone else -- his top schools. When asked if any program stood out, he replied, "Not really. I like all the schools. I just want to check out everything and see what other schools want to offer. I'll probably narrow it down in the spring."
Besides the colleges that have offered, Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin are showing the most interest.
Thus far, the 6-feet, 205-pound Custis, who rushed for more than 1,900 yards in 2011, has visited only Georgia Tech and Mississippi State. In Atlanta, he got face time with Johnson. In Starkville, he met with several coaches, including offensive coordinator Les Koenning , who "told me I have good size and speed."
What's next for Custis?
"I'm going to Clemson for their junior day on March 3," he said. "They also said that I could fit into their program, but they want to offer me for defense and offense. On defense I played safety last year. They haven't offered yet. I'm also going to Miami in June for camp."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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