Attention ACC defenses: Syracuse continues to stockpile oversized targets, this time it’s 6’6” wide receiver Jamal Custis from Philadelphia. Custis announced his verbal commitment via Twitter. 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.
Custis’ wingspan allows him to get up and outreach corners, something George McDonald has mined for since he took over at SU. GMcD has coached wideouts his entire career, and plenty of recruits are listening. Custis becomes yet another 6-foot-and-more wideout to commit to the Orange.
I’m Verbally committed to the University of Syracuse #SUfootball
— JC6 (@JamalCustis6)
Custis also had offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, UConn, UMass, and UCF. In July, Custis listed Rutgers as high on his list. The Philadelphia native could create a connection with quarterback A.J. Long, who is expected to be Syracuse’s starting quarterback of the future.
Quinta Funderburk and Adrian Flemming are both 6’3”. K.J. Williams is 6’2″, 188 pounds (he has also committed to SU). Arguably the best player in February’s class was wideout Corey Cooper. He’s just 5’11”, but is considered a major talent. SU also added slot receiver/do-everything-playmaker Brisly Estime just before Signing Day. The wide receiving corps is becoming extremely deep.
This is a big pickup for Syracuse. With little wide receiver depth this year, and the loss of Flemming, Custis could come in next season and make an impact.