Cal Football Video: What Transfer Devon Modster Brings to the QB Equation

UCLA defector has strong arm, but Justin Wilcox says a range of factors will determine who wins QB battle

There will be a new face in the Cal quarterbacks room starting this spring.

Devon Modster, who left UCLA in September and enrolled at Palomar JC (but did not play football), will compete with incumbent Chase Garbers beginning Monday when spring ball begins.

Modster played well as a backup to Josh Rosen in 2017. He appeared in five games, completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 671 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He even orchestrated a late-season win over Cal when Rosen was sidelined by injury, completing 14 of 18 passes for 191 yards.

But Modster never made any headway last fall under new Bruins coach Chip Kelly and left the program, ultimately choosing Berkeley as his landing spot.

Cal coach Justin Wilcox, in the video above, talks about what Modster can bring to the position for the Bears.