"My track season just ended, so I've been going to two different trainers," said Bronco WR Commit Sean Modster (5'11", 185), who participated in the long jump to help maintain his explosiveness. His best jump his senior season was 21 feet. "One guy is a strength and conditioning coach who I do lifting and plyometrics and some field drills with. The other is my receivers coach."
Though strength and conditioning coach and former Arena Football League player Mikell Mair is a recent development, receivers coach Kojo Arhin has been around for the long haul.
"I met Coach Kojo through Armed and Dangerous," said the speedy Modster, referencing the camp started by well-known quarterback coach Steve Calhoun. "He's taught me all my releases, all my routes, everything. He's brought me up to this day."
Despite not being able to have Arhin throughout next season, Modster who last clocked a 4.5 40-yard dash months ago, before he was training, is confident he'll do just fine without him, especially joining a team that just lost two of its top 3 receivers.
"I'm definitely coachable," he said. "What Steve Calhoun taught me was that what someone else teaches you, you can always add it to your toolbox of tricks. So when I get up there, I just want to work as hard as possible so I can possibly start." Modster, who chose Boise before current Washington head coach Chris Petersen departed, had some moments of indecision once his coach had left. However, after spending time with the new staff and coach Harsin, he maintained his commitment to the Broncos.
"There was definitely a gap to where I thought I might leave and go to Colorado or some other school," he said. "But I wanted to give the new coach a chance and see what he was like. I got to meet the new wide receiver coach (Junior Adams) and they came down and saw me.
"It felt like a good situation."
Explosive and a strong route runner, Modster caught 37 passes for 783 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Diablos went unbeaten during the regular season and eventually lost to powerhouse Mater Dei in the second round of the playoffs.
Though ambitious and with his eyes on the starting position, Modster is realistic enough to know he may wind up in a supplemental role next season. However, he remains undaunted by the possibility.
"I'd be disappointed," said Modster, who has no plans on choosing a major any time soon. "But I'd want to work hard and get some playing time."