Washington prep star Jake Heaps, who is rated by some recruiting Web sites as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country, has chosen BYU and will make the announcement this afternoon, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
A news release issued by a publicist on Wednesday noted that Heaps has made his college decision and will announce it today, although the time and place was not finalized. A source said it would take place in Provo, possibly at a location near LaVell Edwards Stadium.
"Heaps anticipates releasing more information regarding time and place as it becomes available," said the release.
Heaps, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been scheduled for months to attend BYU's annual Junior Day, which is Friday in Provo.
According to the release, Heaps had offers from 26 programs as of June 1. He recently narrowed his list of favorites to BYU, Washington, LSU, California and Tennessee.
BYU and Washington have been considered the front-runners for the past few weeks.
Heaps is 28-0 as a starter for Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., leading his team to state championships as a sophomore and a junior.
Position » Quarterback
Ht. » 6-foot-2 | Wt. » 195 lbs.
As a junior » Completed 203 of 312 passes for 3,103 yards and 31 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for seven touchdowns.
Two-year totals » Completed 405 of 648 passes for 6,104 yards and 69 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Rushed for 21 touchdowns.
» Rated as the No. 1 high school quarterback prospect from the class of 2010 by Scout.com
» Had 26 college scholarship offers as of June 1, 2009
» 28-0 as a starter at Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash.
» Led his Skyline High team to state titles as a sophomore and a junior
» Seattle Times 2008 Washington state MVP
» 2008 Stanford Nike Camp MVP
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