ESPN reporting former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps is transferring from Kansas
KUSports.com, however, reporting that Heaps is still on the roster and attended a team meeting Tuesday
Orlin Wagner, AP
It appears former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps could be on the move again.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy tweeted Tuesday evening that sources have confirmed that Heaps, who spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons at BYU, is now transferring from Kansas for his final college football season.
Later Tuesday, however, KUSports.com reported that Heaps is still on the Jayhawks roster and attended a team meeting that evening, according to a KU spokesperson.
Following the conclusion of the Jayhawks' spring camp in mid-April, Kansas coach Charlie Weis named sophomore Michael Cozart the team's starter over the senior-to-be Heaps.
It's unclear where Heaps could transfer, however, if he does. He could transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision team and play this fall, though it's unclear whether Heaps could play anywhere at the Football Bowl Subdivision level since he used his redshirt season in 2012 after transferring from BYU.
McMurphy credited Jordan Buscarini, a host on KOAL 750 AM and 103.9 FM in Price, Utah, with first reporting the news. Buscarini tweeted that Utah State and Southern Utah are potential landing spots for Heaps, along with Eastern Illinois, SMU and Boise State. Buscarini also tweeted that other schools have received permission to speak with Heaps, including Montana State, Northern Colorado, Fresno State and Hawaii.
If Heaps were to transfer to Fresno State, he would be reunited with another former Cougar, running back Josh Quezada, who led the Bulldogs with 807 rushing yards and six touchdowns last season. However, Fresno State recently signed quarterback Brandon Connette, a transfer from Duke, who is eligible to play immediately after graduating in December 2013.
Last season with Kansas, Heaps completed 49 percent of his passes for 1,414 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He played in 11 games and started nine.
During his two seasons at BYU, he started 16 games and set several school freshman records in 2010, including passing yards, touchdowns and wins. However, he was replaced by Riley Nelson in 2011 after struggling early in the season and left the team before the Cougars' bowl game that year. Heaps threw for 3,768 yards, 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions during his Cougar career.
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