Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro High quarterback Devon Modster is one of the top players in the 2016 class. Modster decommitted from Arizona on Thursday, and Syracuse immediately got in touch. After doing their due diligence, they offered on Saturday.
Modster said he was originally contacted by co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and subsequently by defensive backs coach Nick Monroe. He said Monroe is the one who called with the offer.
"He called me yesterday and said they really liked me," Modster said. "Then he just told me he needed to talk to my head coach before he offered. Then they offered me today."
Modster said he is open to all options at this point and is looking to take as many official visits as it takes to find the right landing spot. Syracuse is one that excited him given the staff's offensive reputation.
"I was pretty excited because they were telling me about their offense," Modster said. "Their last couple of quarterbacks were throwing for nearly 5,000 yards per season. So that's something I would look forward to.
"It's very attractive. Their offense, from what they were telling me and from finding a couple of games online and stuff, it seems like it would be a good fit."
Being on the West Coast and given the coaching change that has heppend at Syracuse, Modster is not overly familiar with the Orange. He plans on doing some research regarding their history, tradition and academics. The best way to find all of that out, however is an official visit. Nothing has been scheduled yet, but Modster is interested in taking one to Syracuse.
"I want to see the environment outside of football," he said. "Just really see how the coaches are, see what their practices would be like, the school, everything."
Modster said he has no current favorites and is just seeing what his options are at this point, but did say he is interested in and intrigued by Syracuse.