Arizona Wildcats Lead For 2016 4-Star Quarterback Devon Modster (Video)


Recent reports have been swirling around that the Arizona Wildcats lead the race for four-star pro-style quarterback, Devon Modster. Standing in at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Modster has perked the interest of Arizona State, UCLA, Wisconsin and Penn State.

Arizona is currently Modster’s only offer, but his stock is rising fast. He’s ranked as the 16th best pro-style quarterback in his class, with those ahead of him committing to schools like Florida State, Miami, TCU and Baylor, which is not bad company.

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The Wildcats once had a verbal commitment from five-star quarterback, Shea Patterson, ranked as the #16 recruit overall for 2016 and #3 pro-style quarterback. Patterson has since decommitted and holds offers from just about every school in the country, with LSU and Ole Miss presumably in the lead.

For being dubbed as a “pro-style” quarterback, Modster shows great speed and awareness in the pocket. The kid is tough and can sling it through tough windows. With one more football season to progress, he’ll be a prototypical quarterback for any spread offense.

His sophomore season highlights are below.

This is an interesting situation for the Arizona Wildcats and their quarterbacks. There is no quarterback commit in the 2015 class and it doesn’t look like Rich Rodriguez will be adding one anytime soon. With Jerrard Randall, Connor Brewer and Brandon Dawkins backing up Anu Solomon, there doesn’t seem to be a need either.

By 2016, Randall will be gone, Brewer will be a redshirt senior, Dawkins will be a redshirt sophomore and Solomon will be entering that season as a redshirt junior. This means that should any quarterback commit in 2016, they’ll be working behind Anu for two years, or one considering his draft stock at that point in his career.

The problem with a 2016 recruit is the fact that Arizona has already received a verbal commit from four-star dual-threat quarterback Braxton Burmeister. For more on Braxton’s commitment and style of play, check out the latest HeatWaved feature on him here.

Solomon is Rodriguez’s first quarterback he recruited himself. He picks what he wants in a quarterback and is able to capitalize on their strengths, just as he did at West Virginia, Michigan and now Arizona.

With 2015 looking like a dull quarterback class, it allows the quarterbacks currently on the depth chart to develop. And now, with Modster looking like the quarterback prospect for Arizona, things could get interesting post Anu Solomon.