Name: Jamal Custis
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Neumann-Goretti
2014 Stats: He caught four passes for 15 yards for Syracuse and also rushed for one yard.
2015 Projections: Custis sits behind Brisly Estime and Alvin Cornelius at one of SU's two wide receiver positions in the latest depth chart. He gives the Orange some flexibility having spent time at the H-back and tight end spots, but still faces an uphill battle for playing time. The Orange brings back four of its top five receiving leaders from last year, with Jarrod West as the only departure.
How'd He Get Here: Syracuse beat regional rivals UConn, Rutgers and Pittsburgh for Custis, who had seven D-I offers and drew interest from several other teams.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Scout - 3*, Rivals - 3*, 247 - 3*, ESPN - 3*
Money Quote: Custis, like the Orange fan base, got frustrated watching Syracuse's inability in the red zone.
"I'm thinking every time, put me out and I'm going to make a play," Custis said. "That's what I kind of look forward to, when we get to the red zone. In the future, I'm hoping that they put me out there."
Links of Wonder: Custis made the Sporting News list of 30 football players who could be intriguing basketball players. He played four years of varsity basketball in high school, helping his team win four Catholic League championships.
Tweets of Wonder:
Work hard for 4 years and have fun the rest of your life or have fun for 4 years and work hard the rest of your life....— JC17 (@JamalCustis17) June 9, 2015
Scott Shafer Terrel Hunt Think Of Him: "I think he can be amazing," Hunt said after the spring scrimmage on Saturday. "I think he can be a first-round draft pick in a couple years."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: The two-sport star says he's sticking to football, but he could walk on to the basketball team. Wouldn't be the craziest thing, given the scholarship limits...
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Custis breaks down his role in the offense last October and a cameo from yours truly.