Modster Talks UCLA Offer

Mar. 7 -- Four-star quarterback Devon Modster was offered by UCLA on his unofficial visit to campus today...

Four-star Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster has coveted a UCLA offer for some time, and on Saturday on his official visit, he got his wish.

"We were talking about what kind of person they want as the quarterback at UCLA, and then they said, 'We want you to be a Bruin, so we're going to offer you,'" Modster said. "It's pretty big, growing up in California, and then having one of the top programs in the Pac-12 offer, it means a lot."

The visit itself opened Modster's eyes to a lot of what UCLA has to offer.

"It was awesome," Modster said. "We sat down, looked at some film, and then took a tour of the campus, so it was really fun. Pretty much everything stood out. They're getting a lot of new stuff done. They're going to build a new facility, a new weight room, so you can just walk onto the field from the same level as the turf. They said the new facility would probably be done around the start of spring ball in 2017."

Modster spent most of his time with his main recruiter, quarterbacks coach Taylor Mazzone, but also had a chance to meet with the head man.

"Coach Mazzone was showing me around, but then when we were watching film, Coach Jim Mora came in, and we talked to him for a little bit," Modster said. "When we were watching film, it seemed the offense was pretty much the same stuff I do now, a lot of read option, and then if it's not there, you can hit a bubble or a swing."

With Brett Hundley training for his pro day on campus, Modster also had the opportunity to watch the former starting quarterback throw.

"That was really great," Modster said. "He really shows that being at UCLA, it definitely helps you develop your game."

Modster wasn't ready to name a formal leader after the visit, but he stopped just short of it.

"I wouldn't say anyone leads right now, but they're definitely at the top," Modster said. "They didn't put any pressure on me to commit, they were pretty cool about it. Coach Mazzone told me to just go through the process, but the one thing he did say was that with quarterbacks, they generally have to commit early.

"Basically, if someone wanted to commit, since I know UCLA has offered a couple of East Coast quarterbacks, they wouldn't be able to say 'no, we're holding that spot for Devon' and I get that. That's not fair to another player. I think they want me to commit sometime after spring or summer ball."

Modster said that he'd probably be OK with making a decision by that point in time, once he has time to sit down with his parents and quarterbacks coach.

Modster currently has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado State, Kansas, and Washington State. He said he thought Notre Dame could be close to offering as well, but wasn't sure.





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