Brock Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound quarterback from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, did some throwing on the football field last week at Valor Christian as CU offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau watched. Kiesau left that day with a request for Berglund's father to give CU coaches a call.
When he made the call a few days later, CU coaches let him know his son officially had a scholarship offer from the program he grew up cheering for on Saturday afternoons.
"Growing up here in Colorado it's almost surreal that you could finally have an option to go play at Folsom Field," Berglund said.
Berglund has been a big attraction for his high school so far in the spring evaluation period. More than 20 schools were showing interest in Berglund before the evaluation period began, but a lot of schools he hadn't previously heard from have come by the school in recent weeks.
Colorado was the sixth program to offer Berglund, joining Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota and Utah. Berglund said he believes Duke is on the verge of offering and he believes a handful of other programs could offer some time this summer. He is slated to speak with Boise State coach Chris Petersen today.
While getting an offer from CU is a dream come true, Berglund has maintained throughout the process that a chance to play at CU would instantly lead to a commitment. He said he is still far from a decision and is still considering every school that is interested in him.
"I don't think it changes anything at all," Berglund said. "It's just another school I'm looking at and very interested in. I've always loved CU and always been a fan, but we'll just see how things play out this summer after I travel to all the other schools I'm interested in and see where things go from there."