Monthly Archives: July 2011

Arkansas receiver commits to KU

Kansas received a commitment from former Arkansas wide receiver Neal Barlow, according to Rivals.com. Barlow, who orally committed to KU in 2008 before eventually signing with Arkansas in 2009, stands 6-foot-7 and was rated a three-star prospect, also receiving offers from Missouri, North Carolina and Tulsa.

From Little Rock, Barlow left Arkansas after his freshman season after suffering a foot injury. He decided to switch to basketball and played last season at Arkansas-Little Rock. Barlow will walk on to the program this season and won’t be eligible to play until next season.

Texas H.S. quarterback commits to KU

Seth Russell, a dual-threat quarterback from Garland, Texas, gave an oral commitment to Kansas on Wednesday morning, according to Rivals.com.

Russell, rated the No. 26 dual-threat signal caller in the country and a three-star prospect, chose KU over North Texas and Wake Forest.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Russell became KU’s fourth commitment for the 2012 class.

Berglund pleads not guilty to assault charge

Kansas freshman quarterback Brock Berglund pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault this morning in Colorado.

Berglund is scheduled to go on trial for the misdemeanor charge Dec. 13, after KU’s regular season ends. Berglund’s lawyer issued a statement today that said Berglund will report for KU’s training camp as scheduled Aug. 3.

Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, was charged with punching a man on April 9 during a party in Sedalia, Colo.

According to the public information officer at the Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff’s office, the 18-year-old Berglund was “involved in an altercation with another male” and “struck the other party.” Berglund was not injured in the incident, but the victim sustained injury.

On June 24, Berglund was booked and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. He could face a minimum of a $50 fine to a maximum six months in jail and or a $750 fine.