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Two-Sport Star Picks Syracuse

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:28am
By: Brian Geisinger

It's been a rough start to the 2013 season for Scott Shafer and his squad. However, despite an 0-2 record, the Orange have picked up another quality verbal commitment. This time it's a product of Phildelphia, Pa.: 6-6 wide receiver/tight end Jamal Custis.

Make no mistake, Custis, who committed this past Sunday, is a big get for Syracuse.

It would be easy, at first, to notice his height. However, Custis is gifted with more than just raw size. He's an explosive athlete who can jump, and has more than enough speed to burn - he's used to carrying the rock in his team's run game.

Hey, speaking of jumping, Custis does more than just make plays on the football field for Phildelphia's Neumann Goretti High School. He also plays for their basketball program, which is a perennial power in the state of Pennsylvania. And, apparently, the opportunity to walk-on to Jim Boeheim's basketball team (Donovan McNabb-style) was a huge draw for Custis. In fact, Neumann Goretti was the same high school that former Syracuse hoopers Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine attended several years ago.

Don't be surprised to see a few fade routes thrown this guy's way in the Carrier Dome, I'm guessing.

Custis is a consensus three-star recruit; 247Sports.com has him rated as the No. 111 wide receiver prospect in the 2014 class. Meanwhile, Scout has him as the No. 152 wide receiver in the class.

Offers for the young man's services came from Virginia, SMU, Pitt, Rutgers and more. The Orange, however, won out. For highlights of Custis, check below: