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.