Berglund Looks for UCLA Offer

Colorado's Brock Berglund, the #27 quarterback in the nation, has scholarship offers from his local schools, but will go on the road this weekend and head to Los Angeles to try to get an offer out of UCLA...

Brock Berglund, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound three-star quarterback from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., grew up following the in-state Buffaloes and says that Colorado is among 12 offers already.

"I love the program," Berglund said. "I grew up on the Buffs and have always watched them play.

"It's nice knowing that I've got the opportunity to go there if I want to," he said. "Boulder's a really nice town too."

Both Colorado and Colorado State are about an hour away, but, "I don't care about staying close to home," he said.

"Colorado State plays in the Mountain West, which isn't as big as the Big 12," he said about the difference between the two in-state schools. "But recently they both have been doing just as well. Colorado State is still a program on the rise, just like Colorado."

The only other school that Berglund has already visited is Minnesota. "That's a great place," he said. "I loved the coaches there. Coach Tim Brewster's son went to Mullen High School (in Denver) and we have a lot in common.

"(Wide receiver) coach Steve Watson played for the Broncos and lived in Denver too," he said. "They've got a bunch of ties to Colorado. They also seem like good character people, which is important to me."

Besides Colorado, Colorado State and Minnesota, Berglund also claims offers from San Diego State, Wyoming, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State and a few others.'s No. 27 quarterback nationwide plans to attend the UCLA camp on June 6 and will be at Arizona State's camp on June 8. "If I do well enough at those camps, I think they'll offer me," he said.

"This is going to be my third time to UCLA," he said. "I've always loved California and the program. They are on TV a lot, so I've seen them play and I've been to the Rose Bowl too."

Another thing that Berglund likes about the Bruins is their renowned film school. "I'm thinking about majoring in either film or business," he said. "If I went to a school like UCLA, with such a great film program, than I'd definitely major in film."

Although Berglund still denies a favorite, he hopes to have a decision by the end of summer. "I probably won't wait too long," he said. "I'm looking to be around great people and a place I can envision myself living for a long time.

"I want to get a meaningful degree and play some great football," he said. "I like programs that have tradition and history and good fan support. I also want to be in an offense that suits me."

Berglund finished his junior season with just under 2,500 yards passing, 30 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for just over 1,000 yards with 14 touchdowns.

"I'd say I'm mobile and can throw on the run," he said. "I can move well in the pocket and read the defenses well. I feel like I can diagnose any defense out there."

He says he can bench 260-pounds, squat 365 and has a 34-inch vertical jump.

"I want to work on everything," he said. "I'm still trying to get stronger and faster and am working on my footwork too."

Berglund plans to major in business or film and reports a 3.2 core GPA. He is scheduled to take the ACT on June 12.

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