Syracuse Football Recruiting: Wide Receiver Jamal Custis Commits to Syracuse

Syracuse football landed another wide receiver commitment from Philadelphia's Jamal Custis.

Well, the Syracuse coaching staff is doing a decent job hedging these Saturday losses with Sunday wins in the recruiting game, at least.

SU received a verbal commitment from Neumann-Goretti wide receiver Jamal Custis yesterday, making him the third wide receiver to give his pledge to the Orange, joining fellow Pennsylvanian K.J. Williams as well as Corey Cooper.

Damn that U of S! Always stealing our prized recruits!

Okay, that's better.

Custis should develop into a big red-zone target.  He's listed between 6'4" and 6'6" (his twitter profile says 6'6", for what it's worth) and 200-225 lbs, depending on what site you look at.  Scout also has him at a 4.37 40-yard dash, which would make him a freak athlete.  Looking at his film, he's definitely quick, but I don't know about 4.3 speed...either way, he can play, and this is a great get for Syracuse.

Custis is ranked three stars by all four major recruiting sites.  Scout has him listed as their #152 wide receiver, while 247sports has him at #111 and ESPN at #106 in their position rankings.  Rivals lists him as the #34 player in Pennsylvania, 247 puts him at #29 in the state, and ESPN is especially bullish on Custis, listing him as the #22 best prospect from the Keystone State.

Syracuse beat out UConn, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, UCF, Virginia and a few others for Custis' services.

While he's obviously here for football, it sounds like Jim Boeheim and the basketball program also had an impact.  Custis also plays for Neumann-Goretti's famed basketball program, which you may recognize as the alma mater of Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson, and was a lower-level D1 prospect for hoops.  SMU actually offered him as a scholarship player in both sports. Philly.com's blog on his commitment states that he may also have the option of playing at Syracuse:

The 17-year-old from Grays Ferry says he has the "option" of trying to also be walk-on player for Syracuse’s basketball squad. "It’s something I'd like to do," he said.

With Custis' commitment, Syracuse has jumped a bit in the coveted-but-not-ultimately-important recruiting rankings. Scout lists SU at #55, just a bit behind schools like UCLA, USC, and Oregon, shockingly. Rivals has Syracuse at 65, and 247 lists SU at 58.

PA 2014 Jamal Custis Sts. Neumann and Goretti- Wide Receiver- Safety- (via ScoutingPennsylvania)

Jamal Custis shows that south philly swag (via phillyballhawksaau)


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