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Jayhawks land Jake Heaps, too

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For a day in late December — hell, any other month for that matter — the quarterback transfer bounty in Lawrence is overflowing.

Earlier today, former Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist announced that he would be transferring to Kansas.  Now, Jake Heaps has followed suit.

First reported by JayhawkSlant.com, and subsequently confirmed by the Salt Lake Tribune, Heaps has decided to take his passing talents from BYU to the Jayhawks.  Like Crist, Heaps was recruited out of high school by new Kansas head coach Charlie Weis when he held the same position at Notre Dame.

The decision by Heaps, who announced Dec. 5 that he would be transferring from the Cougars, comes a handful of days after he had visited KU.  Washington State had also been mentioned as a possibility for the sophomore.

Heaps was a four-star member of the Cougars’ 2010 recruiting class and the No. 1 pro-style QB in the country according to Rivals.com.  Crist was the No. 2 pro-style QB in the Class of 2008, so Weis will be getting, at least based on recruiting services, talented signal-callers who for whatever reasons — with “reasons” roughly translating to “playing time” — couldn’t work things out at their original schools.

While Crist will be eligible to play immediately because he will have graduated from Notre Dame, Heaps will have to sit out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

KU, incidentally, has yet to officially confirm the addition of either QB.

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7 Responses to “Jayhawks land Jake Heaps, too”
  1. bozosforall says: Dec 22, 2011 6:34 PM

    Not gonna matter anyway. KU football sucks!

  2. sunsation3413 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:43 PM

    Charlie Weiss is a good guy. Glad to see he’s getting some players so soon. Wish him much success!

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:10 PM

    Well, KU at least has a QB for the next two years. Maybe Weis can get them to win more than a couple of games a year.

  4. Pac12ute says: Dec 23, 2011 4:02 AM

    If you look at Heaps’ record at BYU, I don’t know if the “#1 pro-style QB” ever lived up to that hype… and that was at a school that is considered a QB factory. I’m pretty doubtful that Heaps will hold up well against the Jayhawks competition if he couldn’t cut the mustard with this season’s competition at BYU. Sorry to be so negative here, but I just don’t see Heaps doing much better against higher level competition. Best of luck to the kid.

  5. tbird10 says: Dec 23, 2011 7:53 AM

    Good start Coach Weis. Now for some recruits that catch the ball!!!

  6. usc2miz says: Dec 23, 2011 8:39 AM

    Hopefully the beakers will want to keep on playing Mizzou so the rivalry stays alive. Last I heard they didnt want to.

  7. cowhawkfan says: Jan 7, 2012 7:30 PM

    Did someone seriously call BYU a QB factory? What QBs have they put in the NFL lately? Maybe I’m ignorant, but I have no idea how BYI is a QB factory. Washington puts more QBs in the NFL.

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