It’s been no secret that one of the first orders of business for Dino Babers and his staff has been to improve depth at the quarterback position at Syracuse University. Along with talking to potential transfers like Kyle Allen (Texas A&M) and Davis Webb (Texas Tech), the Orange may have found another target in 4-star recruit Devon Modster.
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Modster recently announced his de-commitment from Arizona, and also holds offers from UCLA, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado State, and Cal, among others. Rated as the fifth best quarterback prospect on the west coast, the Rancho Santa Margarita, California native has a strong arm and terrific mobility. He threw for more than 3,500 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior, rushing for an additional 14 touchdowns.
In watching his senior highlights, it’s clear that he’s a pocket passer first but absolutely has the ability to keep plays alive with his feet, and when he gets off his throws, he does so with tremendous zip and solid accuracy. The ball doesn’t float on him at all, and if he were to come to Syracuse, he may very well have the strongest arm since Ryan Nassib was in Central New York.
Obviously, there’s no guarantee he will actually become a legitimate target for the Orange, but it’s worth noting that both Sean Lewis and Nick Monroe have recently started following the talented signal caller on Twitter. Modster has since started following both coaches, which would seem to indicate he’s at least open to talking to them about playing for the Orange.
This is definitely a situation to monitor.
EDITED: Modster has now been officially offered by Syracuse, per his own Twitter page…
Just been offered by Syracuse University pic.twitter.com/KnhNnyy3tY
— Dèvøñ Mödśtēr (@DModster) January 2, 2016