First-Time Visitor

The weekend of Sept. 13th continues to get bigger and bigger for Notre Dame on the recruiting front. Xavier Nixon and Chris Bonds are just a few of the many recruits expected to be on campus that day as the Irish host rival Michigan. Another big-time prospect recently booked a trip for that game.

Davon Custis will make an unofficial visit to South Bend that day. It will be the 6-foot-5, 220-pound four-star defensive end's first time on Notre Dame's campus.

"I'm very excited," Custis stated. "It should be a very good game."

The Columbus, Ohio product and St. Francis DeSales standout will be making the trip to Notre Dame with his mother and a family friend. Besides the game, Custis will tour the campus and visit with some of the University's academic staff.

"We definitely want to see the campus, and a really good friend of mine that has been traveling on these visits, he is actually changing his schedule so he can drive us," Novecia Custis, Davon's mother, explained.

"We have a Notre Dame alum in my office, and he has been sending me pictures and everything of the school. He is a fanatic. I believe they're called Domers. I didn't know that until he started talking about it."

Soon, the Custis family will know a lot more about Notre Dame.

As a junior, Custis had around 10 sacks in helping DeSales to a 12-1 record and a spot in the regional finals. He saw his list of scholarship offers grow to over 20, before recently naming his favorites as Michigan State, Indiana, Boston College, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.

Custis says not much has changed regarding his favorites, but Notre Dame is definitely making an impression.

"They're up in there, but I still need to see them," Custis said. Both he and his mother have been keeping in touch with members of the staff.

Custis plans on making his verbal commitment around the holidays. Besides Notre Dame, he has scheduled an official visit to Boston College on Sept. 6th and an unofficial trip to Cincinnati on Sept. 20th. Custis and his mother are in the planning stages for official visits to Wisconsin and Stanford later in the year. Top Stories