Football: N-G's Custis commits to UMass

Neumann-Goretti senior tight end Sharif Custis has orally committed to play at the University of Massachusetts.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior was in an Amherst this weekend for an official visit. "The program is in a rebuilding mode, and that's something I'm familiar with," he said. "I wanted to be a part of it."

Custis, who lives in South Philly, also had scholarship offers from Temple and Stony Brook.

"I liked the UMass campus," he said. "And they're renovating a lot of the football facilities."

For the Saints, Custis, who doubled as a defensive end, earned first-eam all-Catholic League Class AA honors as a multipurpose performer.

-Rick O'Brien

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