Coug QB offerees have something in common

ON FIRST GLANCE in looking at his tape, four-star QB prospect Matt Fink can run it. Another four-star quarterback offered by Mike Leach on Thursday, Devon Modster, also put up some solid rushing numbers his junior season. Is Leach, in the 2016 class, looking for something a little different in his QB? Hardly. We asked Fink’s prep coach if he considers Fink a dual-threat type. He laughed.

“His skills set, he’s definitely a drop-back passer,” Glendora High coach Jerry Lewallen said of Matt Fink (6-3, 185). “As you go up in levels the game does get faster so he’s going to have to use his legs to escape, get to the chains on occasion. But I wouldn’t say he’s going to be running the option or anything like that.”

What Fink’s tape also shows is an accurate, good decision-maker, as does that of Devon Modster (6-2, 215) – just what you’d expect in a Mike Leach quarterback.

Arm strength is further down the list of the qualities Leach looks for but Fink has a strong arm.

“He’s got a great arm, he can make all the throws,” said Lewallen.

Fink threw for 1,386 yards with 10 touchdowns against three interceptions as a junior. He carried the ball 75 times for 725 yards and 10 TDs. But that, Lewallen says, was primarily because Glendora wasn’t overly strong on the perimeter. Rather, they had a big, physical line and moved the ball best when they were going to the run.

Fink holds offers from Washington State, UW, Oregon State, Boise State and others. Based on the contact and what he’s hearing, Lewallen said he won’t be surprised if both Utah, Cal and Notre Dame offer soon.

Fink is rated a four-star prospect on, the No. 12 quarterback nationally and the No. 203 prospect overall in the 2016 class.

Modster, out of Las Flores, Calif., is rated the No. 15 quarterback nationally and the No. 234 prospect overall in the 2016 class by

And with Modster, his tape shows a quarterback who at times will really fit the ball into some tight windows.

Fink, Lawler also mentioned, is a great leader, be it in the locker room, weight room or out on the field.

Lawler said Fink, who has already been to UW, will be setting up his unofficials to other schools in the coming weeks.

Cougfan Top Stories