Brock Berglund believes new coach Jon Embree will put the Colorado program on track but with the Buffaloes' new offensive design the Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian dual-threat quarterback decided to look elsewhere.
Berglund, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, has switched his commitment from Colorado to Kansas and said there is no ill will toward the Buffaloes. The two are just moving in different directions.
"There are a lot of great things going on at CU right now and coach Embree has great things planned for that program and a great vision but some of the things he's doing just don't fit my style schematically," Berglund said.
One thing that concerned Berglund is that the Buffaloes plan to run a more traditional, pro-style attack and his strengths are in the spread approach.
Also, it's widely accepted that offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau will not be on Embree's staff and Kiesau and Berglund had a good relationship throughout his recruitment.
"Coach Kiesau, the offensive coordinator that was there before, he isn't there anymore and he's the one I had the relationship with when I committed there," Berglund said.
"At Kansas, they have pretty much the same offense we've been running for the last four years at Valor with coach (Chuck) Long's system and our offensive coordinator has put in a lot of his stuff. I used a lot of that system so stepping in at Kansas the transition is the same kind of thing it's just the terminology."
Berglund is the second quarterback off Colorado's recruiting list since Embree's hire. Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande's Nick Sherry and the Buffaloes decided to go separate ways recently.
In his senior season, Berglund threw for 2,150 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 952 yards and nine scores. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback nationally and third in the Colorado state rankings.
"They're going to go pro-style, they're going to try to run the ball a lot, more like a Big ten scheme, like what USC runs," Berglund said of Colorado.
"Kansas runs more of a spread, gun kind of attack, a lot of running with the quarterback, a lot more sprint out kind of stuff."