BOISE — Shortly after high school wide receiver Shay Fields committed to play football at Boise State on Sunday afternoon, offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Robert Prince phoned wide out Sean Modster of Mission Viejo (Calif.) High with a message.
“He just said, ‘are you ready to commit, we got one open spot,’” Modster said. “And I was ready.”
And with that, the Boise State Broncos had landed their two wide receivers for the class of 2014 in a span of about an hour.
Modster, a 5-11, 185-pound speedster, had 45 catches for 935 yards and 12 touchdowns last season to earn second team all-Orange County honors. He’s expected to be the primary option this fall as a senior and could be primed for a breakout campaign.
Boise State was the first and only school to offer him a scholarship, doing so at the conclusion of the Elite Camp last weekend. Modster had already made up his mind to accept the offer and planned to let the coaches know on Monday.
When the pressure was put on him a day earlier, he went ahead and committed on the spot.
“I’m really excited about my decision,” Modster said. “I’m really happy. The offer was unexpected really, I wasn’t expecting it right away, but I’m thankful for it.”
Despite only receiving one scholarship offer at the time, Modster said Boise State was his leader all along.
“It’s a big relief for me,” said Modster, who is dealing with a hamstring injury but said he should be back with no problems by the start of his senior season. “They showed the most interest in me. I would have taken Boise State over a lot of other schools. The program, it’s just a good fit for me. I’ll be able to live up there, because it’s pretty much like home.”
Colorado offered him a scholarship on Monday, apparently unaware that he had already committed to Boise State the previous day. He respectfully declined, as he said he will if any other schools continue to call.
“If any other coaches reach out to me, I’m a Bronco already,” Modster said. “I’m set.”
Scout.com ranks Modster as a three-star recruit and national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins wrote that, “Modster is a true home run threat and is one of the fastest receivers in the state.
“He’s a great route runner, is explosive in and out of his breaks and runs well after the catch.”
Asked about what he will bring to the Broncos, Modster said, “They were looking for a player with character and a player who can get the job done, someone who can play outside and inside receiver and I think I fit perfectly into what they want. I think I am a well-rounded receiver who wants to get the job done.
“And I like to score.”
Boise State has 10 known commitments for the class of 2014. They’ve added five since June 1.