Brock Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound quarterback from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, grew up attending Colorado football games with his father on Saturday afternoons when he didn't have a schedule conflict with his youth football team.
The Berglund family loves black and gold. His younger brother, Brant (quarterback of the freshman team at Valor), was given the middle name, Kordell, after former CU quarterback Kordell Stewart.
"CU was where I always saw myself going when I was growing up," Berglund said. "Now I'm not sure. It's obviously on the radar but I'm definitely going to keep my options open."
Berglund was not able to attend Colorado's junior day earlier this month because he was returning from the junior combine at the Army All-American game in San Antonio.
Berglund had an opportunity to see how he matched up with many of the best players in the nation in his class while in San Antonio.
"It went real well," he said. "There was a lot of real good athletes down there. ...I thought I stacked up right with most of those guys. I think there was 80 quarterbacks down there. They split us into two groups of 40. The guys who were in my group I thought were all great, and I thought I fit in real well."
Berglund said he was asked to be one of eight quarterbacks featured on the second season of The Ride, a television show following eight prep quarterbacks from all walks of life as they compete for a chance to learn from renowned coaches and a chance to be mentored by former professional players.
Berglund said his involvement with the show has not been finalized yet.
Berglund led his team to the Class 3A state championship last fall and is excited about next season with a lot of experience and depth returning as Valor Christian moves up to the 4A level. He is busy now working on cobbling together a highlight film to send to every major college program. He said he hopes to familiarize himself with more programs in the coming months and hopes the highlights will generate interest in him around the country. He's trying to embrace the recruiting process and not allow it to take over his life or become a source of stress.
"I know it gets hectic and all that stuff, but we're just trying to make it as fun as possible," Berglund said. "That's what it is supposed to be for.
Berglund said he is still waiting for his first offer, but he is hearing most from nearby programs now such as Colorado, Colorado State, Air Force and Nebraska. He said he receives mail from a lot of programs in the Big 12, Pac-10 and Mountain West Conferences.
He is a classic dual-threat quarterback in a hybrid offense that uses aspects of the spread with option veer elements as well. He threw for 2,221 yards and ran for another 903 as a junior last fall. He was timed a 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash in San Antonio, but that time was on a hand-held clock.
"Now, I've become more of a pocket passer, but I'm definitely mobile, too," he said. "I want to work on a lot of weight room stuff, arm strength, accuracy and normal things like that."
The Colorado program could have as many as six scholarship quarterbacks on the roster next fall with only one of them set to graduate following the 2010 season. Most of the players the Buffs have at the position will be either redshirt freshmen or true freshmen. Berglund said that wouldn't make him shy away from considering the Buffs if they offer him a scholarship.
"I like that. I mean, I'm the kind of guy who likes competition. I thrive off a challenge," he said. "It's always harder to go into a team with like an All-American junior quarterback and you know you're not going to play for two years. I like a challenge. I'd like to go to a place with a sophomore quarterback and junior quarterback, but just any place where I can have a chance to get out there and show what I can do and make myself known."