Oct 12, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Jake Heaps (9) is sacked by TCHU Hornede Frogs linebackers Paul Dawson (47) and Jonathan Anderson (41) at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU defeated Kansas 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Heaps to Transfer Yet Again

**Update** Heaps has announced he’s transferring to Miami.


With the transfers coming thick and fast as summer hits, former 5-star recruit Jake Heaps is the latest to throw his hat into the ring.

After surprising many by signing with BYU out of high school in 2010, Heaps took over early on as a true freshman when starter Riley Nelson was lost for the year with a shoulder injury. Despite some tough outings, Heaps finished strong and finished the season with 2316 passing yards and 15 TDs, against 9 interceptions.

Heaps won the starting job in 2012, but had another rough start, leading to his benching in favor of Nelson. Heaps saw some more game time when Nelson was injured, but went back to the bench when Nelson returned. A big game against New Mexico State bolstered his stats, and Heaps finished with 1452 yards and 9 TDs, but threw 8 interceptions.

At the end of the season, Heaps announced he would transfer, and decided to join Charlie Weis in Kansas. After sitting out the 2012 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, Heaps started for the Jayhawks in 2013, but he had no greater fortune with the struggling team. In a tough year, Heaps completed just 49% of his passes for 1414 yards with 8 TDs and 10 interceptions, and at the end of the year announced he would transfer again.

This time, Heaps will have his degree in hand, and won’t be required to sit out. He has yet to announce his final destination, and it remains to be seen which schools will take a shot on a quarterback who has failed to fulfill his immense high potential.


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