Custis Looking Towards State And ND Visit

Four-star defensive end Davon Custis has a lot be thankful for.

This Thanksgiving, Davon Custis hopes is extra special.

With 10 sacks, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Custis has helped lead St. Francis DeSales High in Columbus, Ohio to a 9-0 record. That kind of start has Custis and his teammates thinking about winning a state championship Thanksgiving weekend.

The next weekend, Custis will be at Notre Dame on an official visit for the Irish football banquet.

"I'm very excited," Custis stated. "If we make it all the way to state, I guess those weekends will be filled with fun."

The Irish coaching staff is hoping so too.

Notre Dame's football banquet is the weekend of Dec. 6th, and many current Irish verbal commitments will also be in attendance on official visits.

Custis is thankful for all the scholarship offers he has received from some of the top college football programs across the country, but he seems to have settled in on a few favorites.

Boston College is the leader, and Notre Dame, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Stanford are still in the mix.

Custis and his mother have done a lot of traveling to different campuses, including official visits to Boston College and Wisconsin, and an unofficial trip to South Bend for the Notre Dame-Michigan game back in September.

"I guess I can compare my visits to Boston College, but I try not to," Custis explained. "I try to compare them all to all the other visits I've taken."

Custis' lone trip to Notre Dame was a brief stop. He arrived before the game, and left a little after the Irish's 35-17 victory.

"I really like the family atmosphere," Custis said of Notre Dame. "I felt that when I went on my unofficial visit for the Michigan game."

This time around, he is hoping to become more familiar with the campus, the team and the coaching staff.

"To reinforce Notre Dame as a potential top choice," Custis said.

Irish assistant coach Jon Tenuta attended a recent DeSales game, and he and Custis talk once a week.

"Basically how things are going," Custis said of the conversation. "What I'm looking towards in my next season game. He mentions their games.

"He tells me the main reason they're looking at me is my speed, and that I'm going to come off the edge."

Custis will also take official visits to Northwestern and Stanford. The trip to Palo Alto will be in early January. Custis hopes to make a verbal commitment soon after that. Top Stories