University of Kansas

KU freshman QB leaves campus for home; says he'll return

LAWRENCE — Kansas freshman quarterback Brock Berglund moved to Lawrence and enrolled in classes for the spring semester so that he could be a part of KU's spring practice sessions.

But KU coach Turner Gill announced on Wednesday that Berglund has decided to return to his Colorado home for the remainder of the semester and join the rest of the freshman class at KU in June for summer classes.

"Brock Berglund has decided to change to modified class scheduling this semester," Gill said. "This change will allow him to still be eligible this fall. Due to personal circumstances we have decided it is in his best interest to come in the summer with the rest of the outstanding 2011 recruiting class. Brock is committed to being a student-athlete at the University of Kansas."

KU sports information director Mike Strauss said that Berglund will still be taking classes this spring from his home in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

"I am committed to being a part of the Kansas football program and am excited to join my teammates this summer," Berglund said.

Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound quarterback, committed to Kansas in December after switching his commitment from Colorado. The three-star prospect was expected to compete with KU's current quarterbacks for the starting job.

Berglund missing 15 spring practices will give his competition a leg up.