Jake Heaps commits to Brigham Young University
June 5, 2009
By Christopher Huber
NEW — 1:06 p.m. June 5, 2009
It’s official: Skyline quarterback Jake Heaps will play for Brigham Young University.
Heaps, a junior, made the verbal commitment during a press conference June 4 at a sports bar in Salt Lake City.
Heaps has been one of the most heavily recruited juniors in the nation – scout.com rates him the No. 1 high school quarterback in the country – and is considered the top overall prospect in Washington.
Heaps made the announcement alongside two other top prospects: wide receiver Ross Apo, of The Oakridge School (Arlington, Texas), and Zac Stout, a linebacker from Oaks Christian in Wesalekt Village, Calif.
Heaps chose BYU over 25 other schools, which had all offered him scholarships to play, as of June 1. They are Alabama, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana State, Miami, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pitt, Stanford, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, Boise State, University of Washington and Washington State University, according to a press release from a Heaps family representative.
After two years starting for Skyline, Heaps is 28-0 and has led the Spartans to back-to-back state championships. He has received dozens of awards and accolades for his athleticism, including Associated Press State Player of the Year (all classes) as a junior, U.S. Army All-American invitee and the NFL 7-on-7 Passing Tournament MVP.
Heaps and the Spartans will face Stout and his Oaks Christian teammates in September, when they play at Skyline Stadium on ESPN.