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Jake Heaps will reportedly visit Kansas

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Already in the mix for one former highly-touted quarterback transferring from his current school, Kansas will reportedly host yet another one this weekend.

According to, former BYU QB jake Heaps will visit the Jayhawks and new head coach Charlie Weis this weekend.  Heaps announced nearly two weeks ago that he would be transferring from the Cougars, and has also been mentioned as a transfer possibility for Washington State and their new head coach Mike Leach.

He was a four-star member of the Cougars’ 2010 recruiting class and the No. 1 pro-style QB in the country according to  When Weis was the head coach at Notre Dame, Heaps was a target of the Irish football program.

One QB recruiting target Weis managed to bring to South Bend is also considering a reunion in Lawrence.  Ex-Irish starter Dayne Crist, the No. 2 pro-style QB in the Class of 2008, visited KU earlier this week, and will reportedly decide between the Jayhawks and Wisconsin at some point in the not-too-distant future.

There’s actually the possibility Weis could land both Crist and Heaps with no fear of overlap.  The former has already graduated and would be permitted to use his final season of collegiate eligibility immediately in 2012, while the latter would have to sit out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and wouldn’t be eligible to play until 2013.  Heaps would, however, be permitted to practice with team next season and learn Weis’ offense.

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6 Responses to “Jake Heaps will reportedly visit Kansas”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 1:10 PM

    Now that is two desperate QB’s, if they want to play for Weiss. Desperation sometimes, causes you to make strange decisions.

  2. torturedirishandbrownsfan says: Dec 17, 2011 1:40 PM

    Why does everyone misspell Weis’ last name? It’s really not that hard. One S. Good luck Dayne, you were a class act.

  3. vols84 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:45 PM

    WEISS….how do you like that? Just kidding.

    I really don’t see Weis at Kansas longer than 3 years. There is no way his health is going to hold up and the commute for his family between Gainesville and Lawrence is going to be extremely difficult for them. I look for him to bring Jim Leavitt onto his staff and transition it to him taking over.

  4. mwcarolina says: Dec 17, 2011 2:24 PM

    i would do that if i were Heaps.

  5. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 17, 2011 7:43 PM

    If Weiss can land both of them he’ll look like a genius. Building a stable for next year & the year after that. I can’t believe I just typed that, now I need a shower.

  6. slick1ru2 says: Dec 18, 2011 10:44 AM

    Not sure why people keep bringing up a coach who an investigation determined he struck a student. He interfered with that investigation and when he was fired for cause, he sued the university and took millions out of the athletic fund that was ear marked for students. He is where he belongs, in the NFL, not in college.

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