SU is looking to create a depth of talented wideouts for the next starting quarterback.
Wideout Jamal Custis from Philadelphia has Syracuse on his radar, and he could one day give Orange quarterbacks a terrific security blanket. Custis is 6’6″ with a huge wingspan, and is known for his ability to go up and get it. High passes are a part of the game. Not every throw will be right on target. There’s always a few that sail just a little too high.
With Custis on the field, those too tall passes might end up as big gains. The Class of ’14 target has received offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, UConn, UMass and UCF as well. He lists medium interest for Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia and Syracuse.
A.J. Long would love to have a wideout with this type of size. Custis made a visit to Rutgers last month and told NJ.com:
“I like Rutgers. They are really high on my list. I wouldn’t really put it in any order just because I have to visit other schools to compare. But right now, I like Rutgers more than the other schools on my list.”
Custis will make his final decision by the end of the summer. He’s a three-star recruit according to ESPN’s Recruiting Nation and the 21st best player in the state of Pennsylvania, the 106th nationally at the wide receiver position.
He has the quick feet and can use his size against a defender. Last year Ryan Nassib’s wideouts were Alec Lemon at 6’2″, Jarrod West at 6’2″, and Marcus Sales at 6’0″. Syracuse only has three players who are 6’6” or taller and all three are offensive linemen. Quinta Funderburk and Adrian Flemming are both 6’3”, meaning the Orange could have a crew of huge targets.
The Orange already have two wide receiver commits in KJ Williams and Corey Cooper. If Custis commits, he will be the third wide receiver, and perhaps one of the three passing options for A.J. Long.
Posted: Austin Pollack