Brock Berglund, a former Kansas quarterback who enrolled at Scottsdale Community College this fall, has left the school and enrolled at UNT.
Arna Bontempts, the offensive coordinator at Scottsdale, confirmed that Berglund has left the school and has decided to play at UNT.
A source within the UNT program confirmed that Berglund has enrolled.
Berglund did not immediately return a text message seeking comment.
Berglund began his career at Kansas before leaving the school after a coaching change. He visited several schools, including UNT before deciding to attend Scottsdale, where he could play right away.
Berglund played in one preseason scrimmage for Scottsdale. He threw for 103 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 50 yards.
Arna Bontempts, the offensive coordinator at Scottsdale, said that Berglund played well throughout fall practice, but was locked in a battle for the starting job. UNT called and offered Berglund a chance to enroll and join the team late.
Berglund took that opportunity.
Berglund will have to sit out this season at UNT and will have either three or two years of eligiblity remaining, depending on how the NCAA rules on an appeal he filed for a third year of eligiblity.
The addition of Berglund will address an immediate need for UNT. The Mean Green has a junior starter at quarterback in Derek Thompson. Junior Brent Osborn and sophomore Andrew McNulty are listed as Thompson’s backups.
Berglund will immediately upgrade UNT’s talent level at quarterback. The former Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) standout was rated No. 15 among dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2011 by Rivals. He was offered a scholarship by several teams from major conferences including Colorado, Kansas State and UCLA before he signed with Kansas.
UNT special teams coach Kent Riddle recruited Berglund when he was on the staff at Colorado and rekindled his relationship with Berglund after he left Kansas.
Berglund said on multiple occasions after originally visiting UNT that the school was high on his list of potential destinations.
He elected to enroll at Scottsdale because he would be able to play this season.
Bontempts said that Berglund was in a heated battle for playing time and had not nailed down the starting job.
“I will keep North Texas in mind,” Berglund said after deciding to enroll at Scottsdale. “If they have a need they will come back and recruit me.”
UNT still had a need for another quarterback and landed Berglund a little sooner than expected this fall.