Ryan Custer, an offensive lineman from Troy, Ohio, became the Commodores' fifth offensive lineman commitment. Custer, one of the stars at last summer's MSL Combine in Cincinnati, was a teammate of four-star Ohio State commitment Todd Denlinger and was named second-team All-Area in Division II.
Custer played both offensive line and defensive tackle for Troy, a team that finished 7-4 in 2004.
Duran Coger, a running back / cornerback prospect from North Tuscumbia, Ala. Deshler High School, became the Commodores' second running back commitment.
Coger, a 5-11, 180-pounder, has helped lead Deshler to the playoffs for the last two seasons. He demontsrated his versatility in this year's championship game by rushing for 125 yards on 16 carries, and bringing in two passes for 43 more yards.
For a more thorough, previously published scouting report on Duran Coger, click here.
Chris Johnson, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker / running back prospect from Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, became the Commodores' third linebacker commitment, and (along with Coger) its fifth overall commitment from the state of Alabama.
Johnson, the recipient of a number of Scholar-Athlete awards, holds a 4.0 grade point average.
Verbal commitments are not binding. Signing day is Feb. 2.