Modster would welcome USC interest

Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster grew up watching USC, so he'd love the Trojans to show more interest in his recruitment.

Devon Modster, a four-star dual-threat 2016 quarterback out of Tesoro High in Las Flores (Calif.), knows his skill set, but wants to expand upon that when he gets to college.

“Right now, I’m more of a read option-kind of guy,” Modster said. “In college, I want to develop more as a pocket passer because I know that I’m not going to be able to run as much as I do in high school.”

This past season, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder ran for 680 yards and 12 touchdowns on 133 carries (5.1 ypc) while also completing 58 percent of his passes and throwing for 2,602 yards with a 24:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Modster plays in a spread offense at Tesoro, so his interest has been piqued by USC’s new offensive system under head coach Steve Sarkisian.

“It kind of seems like they are more of a spread team now and like fast-paced and a lot in shotgun. That’s the system I’d like to be in.”

With his dad working across the street from USC as a fireman, Modster grew up a USC fan. His first college football game was in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. But as of right now, the Trojans haven’t shown much interest in Modster.

“I haven’t heard anything from them. I went to the camp and then I talked to the quarterbacks coach,” Modster said. “He said that he liked me a lot and then just never heard from him.”

Instead, Modster has been talking with Colorado and UCLA, who haven’t offered, and has received scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State Kansas and, most recently, Cal.

The No. 15 quarterback in the country and No. 233 overall prospect said he would definitely love to have interest from USC, but for now he’s focusing on trying to take some unofficial visits between his busy 7-on-7 and basketball schedules.

“I definitely want to make [a trip to] all the schools that have offered me because they showed interest and I’d like to show back the love and come visit them.”

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