February 28, 2010

Valor quarterback no stranger to CSU

Colorado State's search for a quarterback in the Recruiting Class of 2011 has led them close to home. Denver quarterback Brock Berglund has been offered a scholarship by the Rams after a 2009 season that saw him lead Valor Christian to a Class 4-A State title.

Berglund completed 109-of-184 passes for 2,221 yards and 30 touchdowns with four interceptions during his junior campaign. He also led the team with 903 yards and 14 scores on the ground. In the state title game this year he threw for 199 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

For his part, Berglund credited much of his success to the fact Valor watches a lot of film and he said he can identify everything from a cover one to a Tampa two and cover three with a pre-snap read.

"Brock was a starting quarterback last year, which was our first year of varsity," said Valor Coach Brent Vieselmeyer. "Brock is pretty seasoned. He played a hybrid style of quarterback. He was our leading rusher last year and passer. He throws a great deep ball and is tough to defend. He has all the pieces in quick game, can get out of the pocket and play in the five-step. I don't know if he would run in college quite as much as he has in high school."

"Last year I just improved in the arm strength and mobility as I gained a year," Berglund said. "This year is more of the same things. There are still a lot of accuracy and timing stuff to improve on as a team. As an individual, I am working on arm strength and speed."

Berglund's speed is impressive as he has been clocked at 4.62 in the 40-yard dash. Schools have taken notice of Berglund's potential, as Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Utah and Minnesota have all offered scholarships. The Minnesota offer came Friday morning.

"I thought it was great," Berglund said of the offer. "I went to a camp in Minnesota - not at the University - but in Minnesota and got to see the campus for myself and it was pretty cool. It was great to hear from Coach (Minnesota Coach Tim) Brewster and it (the offer) was a great thing to have."

The Colorado State Rams have made their interest in Berglund known and Berglund said he has been in Fort Collins a few times as well.

"I talked to (CSU Defensive Coordinator Larry Kerr) about two weeks ago," Berglund said. "He said that they would like to offer me a scholarship but they want to do it formally, but Coach Fairchild wasn't there at the time. We've been up there, it is about an hour drive from where I live. It is a great campus with great facilities."

The Colorado Buffaloes have also expressed an interest in the Valor Quarterback.

"I talked to Coach Hawkins over CU over email," Berglund said. "He wants me to come up and meet with him. I don't know if that will be Junior Day or another time. I looked at the CU-CSU game last year for the first week last year. That was a good game.

"I've really interacted well with both schools," Berglund added.

This weekend Berglund was to be in Lincoln, Neb. to take part in the Nebraska Junior Day. he will be in Boulder for a Junior Day next week and has been invited to the Kansas Junior Day as well. Berglund said he doesn't mind living in Colorado for the next four years or out-of-state.

On the academic side of his decision is the fact he wants to major in film or business. He said he is the director of a school film at Valor. The film, which he said is an action-thriller, has a decent budget and will be making the rounds at film festivals over the course of the next year.


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