Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 5 | April 2022 25 @PrestonsRestaurant @InnVirginiaTech 540.231.0120 | 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (inside The Inn at Virginia Tech) Reservations recommended. A delicious game-day tradition. BEFORE THE GAME OR AFTER, Preston’s Restaurant is a delicious place for a new game-day tradition. Start with our fresh breakfast. Order lunch or dinner from our mouth-watering menu of seasonal cuisine. Sip on hand-cra ed cocktails or a selection from our award-winning wine list. And don’t forget the Valley’s best brunch, every Sunday at Preston’s. Make Preston’s Restaurant your game-day tradition. “He’s been through everything we’re going through now,” N’Guessan said. “It’s easier for him to give advice because he’s been through it. It’s helpful to have him because he’s always there to help.” A lot has changed in the 30 years since Custis was walking the campus at Virginia Tech, but his journey still resonates. From a young age, Custis was always the tallest in his class. He had to play the older kids because he was bigger than his age group, but he thinks that helped toughen him up. He excelled through high school and when the time came to look at colleges, it didn’t take long for Custis to decide he wanted to be in Blacksburg. “I came on my visit and cancelled all my other visits,” he said. “Virginia Tech felt like home.” Custis knew Blacksburg was where he belonged then, and the feeling has never waned. “When you love what you’re doing, you aren’t really working,” he said. “I’m able to give back to the university that gave me so much.”