"It is fun to hear from all of the college." Berggren said. "I really enjoy meeting the players and coaches from the schools. It is a great thing."
Berggren is one of the better players in the state of Minnesota. The Class of 2008 prospect is being courted by some pretty good schools, also: Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa State, and Wisconsin have all offered the versatile big man.
Purdue: "The coaching staff is great. Coach Painter is doing a lot of good things. I hope to get a visit there soon. They were the first school to really come after me, so that is going to be a key."
Iowa State: "Coach McDermott and Coach Rutter are really nice guys. I visited there and got to meet some of the guys. We went to a football game and those fans are nuts in Iowa. I love the atmosphere there (in Ames) and I hope to get to a game down there this winter."
Minnesota: "I have been there for a couple of games. Being the home team, the in state team, is something you have got to keep in mind."
Wisconsin: "They are a winning program, that is for sure. I feel very comfortable with Coach Ryan and Coach Donovan. I have been there for a football game and hung out with the players. I met (Joe) Krabbenhoft, (Jason) Bohannon, (Greg) Stiemsma, and (Travon) Hughes. I really liked them all a lot. Hughes and Bohannon are guys I would be playing with and that would be fun."
Each of those schools have offered a scholarship, with Wisconsin being the first school to do so. It is not surprising when you consider his attributes.
"I feel that I have good size and good touch around the rim." Berggren said. "I am a shot blocker and a rebounded, but I also like to step out and knock down the three. I am a Brian Butch type of player."
Jared says he hopes to make a decision on his future during this season, hopefully. He has already taken the ACT and earned a 24. "The math was tough. I had not taken a math class in a while and it shows." He said, laughing.
BadgerNation.com will continue to keep you updated on his progress.