Brock Berglund will visit Minnesota this weekend. He will follow that up with a stop at UCLA next Thursday when he is in the Los Angeles area for a track and field meet and he plans a day trip to Boulder on April 5 to visit the Buffs, the program he has cheered for since he was a small boy.
Berglund, the 6-3, 190-pounder, is excited to check out Minnesota one of the five programs that has offered him a scholarship. Berglund said Minnesota coaches have told him he is their No. 1 target at quarterback in this cycle.
Berglund led his team to the Class 3A state championship as a junior last fall, out-performing Cal-bound quarterback Austin Hinder in the title game. He threw for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns in that contest.
"I'm going to go down there and see what that campus looks like and meet coach Brewster and coach Horton and their staff and get a feel for them," Berglund said. "That's another school I would say I'm very interested in.
In terms of naming a favorite, Berglund said he's not prepared for that just yet. He said, "I'm not really claiming any favorites right now. We'll see how this next week progresses."
Berglund will be in Minnesota from Saturday until Tuesday. He returns home for a day before leaving for California where he will watch a spring practice session at UCLA next Thursday and speak with coach Rick Neuheisel and members of his staff. The Bruins have not offered him a scholarship yet.
Berglund has been to Boulder on many occasions but he is scheduled to spend a good part of his day with coach Dan Hawkins and other members of the staff when he visits on April 5.
"I just want to get a chance to see where they're at with me," Berglund said. "We'll see what happens. They might offer. They might not.
"I've been up to CU a lot obviously because I live an hour away. But I'll get to see the campus again and maybe parts of the campus that I haven't seen as a fan and more as a prospective student."
Berglund said he has strong feelings about Colorado, but the primary reason he is making an effort to visit a lot of other programs is to make sure he finds the school, campus and overall environment that is best for him outside of football.
"I've always grown up a Buff fan, living in Colorado for 17 years," Berglund said. "If they're interested in me, I'm definitely interested in them. I mean, that has been my philosophy with all the schools that have offered me, but CU has always been a place that I've liked, and we'll just see how it goes on that day. I'm obviously very interested."