NFL • Another highly touted transfer has fizzled out as the Kansas starting quarterback. Former five-star prospect Jake Heaps, who was heralded by coach Charlie Weis after his arrival from BYU, said in a statement issued by the school Friday that he'd be leaving the program when he finishes his degree requirements at the end of the month.
Heaps was considered one of the nation's top prep quarterbacks coming out of Washington's Skyline High School. He ended up at BYU and set several freshman passing records, but eventually lost his starting job and decided to transfer to Kansas.
But like former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist, who also lost his starting job after joining the Jayhawks, Heaps was eventually passed over as the starter by freshman Montell Cozart.