Berard switches commitment

Earlier this year, El Camino LB Josh Berard (6-2, 225) talked with the Colorado coaching staff and he was sold on the direction of the Buffaloes' program. Things changed a bit this past weekend when he visited another Big 12 school and he switched up his commitment. caught up with the playmaking linebacker on Monday night and he talked about his change and how his season went.

"I visited Kansas State this past weekend and I actually de-committed from Colorado and I'm going to play for Kansas State next year," Berard told "It had nothing to do with anything the Colorado coaches did or the fact that they don't have a great school and a great program, but when I visited KSU, it just felt right and I really felt comfortable there.

"When I visited Colorado earlier in the season, I liked it a lot, but it didn't have the same feel as Kansas State. The coaches and the players were great at KSU and their defense probably fits me a lot better."

Berard finished the season with over 50 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, 10.5 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles.

"I had a great year, but I thought I could have done better," Berard said. "I led the state in sacks this year and I made first team All-Mission Conference both years I was there.

"I feel like I can be an all-around linebacker, but you could say I'm at my best when I rush the passer."

With his commitment to Kansas State made, will Berard be considering other visits?

"Nope, I'm totally done now," Berard said. "I'm happy with my decision and so is my family. I'm excited to be a part of what they have going on there and I can't wait to get there."

Berard will graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two when he arrives in Manhattan.

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