Even though Colorado fired Dan Hawkins this week, three-star quarterback Brock Berglund has decided to stay committed to the Buffaloes for now after talking with interim coach Brian Cabral and assistant coach Eric Kiesau among others.
"Given recent events, I have received many inquiries concerning the status of my verbal commitment to the University of Colorado," Berglund said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
"At this time I wish to affirm that there has been no change to my commitment and that I remain as committed as ever to the football program at the University of Colorado."
Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian, committed to Colorado on July 1 over offers from Utah, UCLA, Boise State and many others. Rivals.com rates him No. 13 at his position and third in the Colorado state rankings.
His discussions with the current coaching staff seemed to convince him that sticking with Colorado was the right thing to do at this point.
"I have spoken with Coach Kiesau and I have an understanding of what the process of finding a new coach looks like," Berglund said. "I am confident that Mike Bonn will make the decision that is in the best interest for the program while going through this difficult process.
"I also have confidence that coach Cabral can step in and do a great job until a permanent decision is made. My primary focus is my academics and preparing for the playoffs in football.
"These are certainly difficult times and my prayers go out to coach Hawkins and his family and the entire coaching staff, as well as the players, and the administrators at the university."
Valor Christian faces Colorado Springs (Colo.) Widefield in a first-round playoff game Friday night. Berglund said in his statement he would be unavailable for further comment until after that matchup.