Syracuse is entering the mix for one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 class in Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro signal caller Devon Modster. Modster is a four star prospect and the 20th best quarterback in the class. Modster is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and runs a 4.65 40-time.
He recently decommitted from Arizona, stating he made his decision too early and did not get to go through the recruiting process properly. Oklahoma State also recently offered, so you have to figure they are in the mix. UCLA has also been in contact since his decommitment.
Scout recruiting analys Greg Biggins thinks very highly of Modster as a prospect.
"Modster has a stocky frame that makes him look shorter than he is but he's probably about 6-1.5-6-2 and 215 pounds," Biggins said. "He shows off a strong, down field arm and can put the ball in tight windows. He shows poise in the pocket and has an even keel mentality and won't be easily rattled.
"He's also a plus athlete who has very good mobility in the pocket, the strength to shrug off would be tacklers and the ability to run for positive yards."
He seems to be a perfect fit for Dino Babers offensive system with a strong, accurate arm and being a dual threat quarterback who can make plays with his feet. Given the offense's track record with quarterbacks putting up huge numbers and being wildly successful within it, you have to think it is something Modster would consider.
California is not a traditional recruiting area for the Orange, but secondary coach Nick Monroe has recruited the state in the past. That should help Syracuse in their efforts to snag Modster.
Expect Syracuse to try to get him on campus after the dead period. Landing Modster would be a huge, huge recruiting win for the new coaching staff.
You can watch Scout exclusive highlights of Modster in the links below.