The Colorado Buffaloes last two recruiting classes have been, in a word, disappointing. After top six classes in the Big 12 in 2007 and 2008, the Buffs were 9th and 12th in the conference respectively in 2009 and 2010. Luckily the most recent addition to the team is aiming to put an end to the recruiting slide starting right now:â†µ
Berglund, a lifelong Buffs fan, committed to CU coaches late last month over offers from approximately 20 other schools. The other four at the top of his list were UCLA, Utah, Kansas and Duke.â†µ
Now he aims to convince other players to join him.â†µ
"I don't think I'm going to limit myself to even the state," Berglund said. "I'm going to go on Rivals and find the guys who are even interested in Colorado and I'm going to call them up and talk to them, and if CU is a fit for them, I want them to be at CU and be a Buff.â†µ
"I'm going to do my best to get this to be the best class in 20 years at CU."â†µ
It's not going to be easy, but with some help from the current members of the team, it's something that can most certainly be done. Because of the excitement and novelty of the move to the Pac-10, the Buffs have a new pitch to start selling to recruits, especially those that are in California. If the Buffs can put together a six- to eight-win season, which would most likely serve to keep Hawkins on board (whether you like him or not, a coaching change at CU would not be good for this year's incoming class) and squash some of the negative talk about the program's sliding record, then a much better class should be expected. On top of that, having a local, well-regarded quarterback reach out to some of the school's top targets will hopefully help a few more kids sign on the dotted line.