The four-star defensive end from Columbus, Ohio was in South Bend on Saturday, taking an unofficial visit to town for the Notre Dame-Michigan game. It was his first time on campus.
"It was fun." Davon Custis said. He might still be wet after sitting through the Irish's rain-soaked 35-17 victory over the Wolverines. "I'll be glad to come back. I'm looking forward to an official visit."
Custis made the one-day stop with his mother and a family friend.
"I can't imagine what it was like for those at home watching it on TV," Novecia Custis said. "It was live, it was totally off the hook. Very exciting. You don't see too much action like that in too many football games. It was really great."
Sounds like the whole trip was.
Custis said Notre Dame has climbed into his top three with Boston College and Northwestern. The St. Francis DeSales standout has over 20 scholarship offers and plans on making a verbal commitment some time in December.
"It was pretty amazing," Custis said of Notre Dame. "I liked watching the game. I noticed how the defense plays. I saw how if I came to Notre Dame I could play in their defense. I liked basically their philosophy for the academic parts.
"When I take an official visit, I want to see what the dorms are like, what the schedule of the practices are like, and just get more in depth that's all.
"The whole campus seems like a big huge family."
Custis has been keeping in touch with Irish assistant coach Jon Tenuta about once every other week. On Saturday, he got to meet the whole Notre Dame staff including a conversation with head coach Charlie Weis.
"I liked talking with him," Custis stated. "He was telling me if you fit in at Notre Dame, it'd be great to go here. If you don't he understands. He was telling me what Notre Dame is about."
The Custis crew arrived in South Bend in the morning, and got a tour of the athletic facilities. They also met with the academic support staff.
"After visiting, I like them a lot," Custis said.
His mother feels the same way.
"Very very high," Mrs. Custis said of the trip. "Of course we came in through the hurricane rain, but the ride was fairly easy. We got to the campus and made it over to the Gug. A beautiful facility. We met with all the coaches basically, and we met with coach Weis later on.
"It was absolutely fantastic."