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Published: Friday, June 13 2014 7:45 p.m. MDT

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

More questions than answers about the highly touted Jake Heaps. Good luck to him in his future life. I am sure he and his parents had speculated after high school that he would have a lucrative NFL career following great college ball. What's next for him now since none of that panned out?

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

Give it up Heaps, Your a bust!

Best of luck to you in the future!

LovelyDeseret
Gilbert, AZ

I think he is a good QB. He should have stuck it out at BYU. I am glad he earned his degree.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Good for him that he earned his degree. I'm not a big fan, but I'm not sure what heaping abuse on this young man by us bloggers will do for him or for us. Like many of us, he's had some big dreams go bust. I wish him well and say let's give the kid the same break we would wish for ourselves in life.

evansrichdm
west jordan , UT

Hope you get a degree that can get you a job because I dont see the NFL happening.
You had such promise but your lack of work ethic and not being able to take a hit lead to your downfall. You let you team mates at BYU down therefore you left and did not take the time to regain their respect. You have no one to blame but yourself.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Wait, where are all the people saying that Weis mismanaged him? I thought he was going to go save Kansas from itself! Looks like BYU was right and all the prognosticators wrong. Heaps was a good high school quarterback but couldn't make it D1 football. Now hopefully the Heaps articles will end, but probably not because it's fast approaching the dog days of summer.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

No, Jake, "your" (you're) NOT a bust. Most of us can be thankful that there is much more to life than football, and other sports. All the best to you and your family.

Sentinel
Ogden, UT

It seems there is a pattern of leaving things unfinished by Jake Heaps. I hope this applies only to football and not to marriage, a career, providing for his family, etc. I truly hope things will get better for him and am glad to see that he is able to graduate with a degree. Good for him. It really is too bad his football did not turn out to be what everyone had thought and hoped for him.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

This shows that BYU did NOT mishandle him. Sometimes things just don't work out the way we think they will. Sometimes people peak in high school. I hope he has a chance to go forward in football--maybe in coaching.

gotold
Ivins, UT

Well, at the end of the day, he just was not as good as advertised. It's a shame he and others bought so totally into all the hype. He faced expectations he could never meet and tried again with another uniform which proved to be an even worse experience. I wish the young man luck and best wishes as he enters a more important part of his life. Time to move on and leave football behind.

my3cents
Nashville, TN

@ Clark Griswold. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would take delight in the misfortunes of someone else. Perhaps it's a touch of the green-eyed monster.

Good luck to Jake. I suspect you will do just fine in life.

financenco
Salt Lake City, UT

That is what happens when you don't teach humility in the home apparently, or don't listen to your parents, if it was taught. He was spoiled where he played high school. A school that had talent, and all he had to do was throw the ball, and the gifted folks took care of the rest. Then he does a press conference, touting his abilities, and then doesn't have the actions to back up the hype. So he leaves to another school, sits out a year, plays, and is worse then when he was at the Y. Someone was busy reading their press clippings, and spending less time studying. Maybe if you learn from it, you will do well in a different career path.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

The quarterback of the future is a running one. Tom Brady is still the "king of the hill" but Colin Kappernick and Russ Wilson are now the prototype. Jake Heaps appears to be a lot like Blair Kiel who was the number one qb is the class of 2010 and yet was forced out of ND for a running qb. Even such as Matt Ryan in Atlanta is suspect for the new philosophy. Cm Newton is only a better version of Young and Vick. Personal issues appear to have stopped both and Kappernick is developing the same model of not being able to handle the limelight. Both Heaps and Crist are "big gun" quarterbacks with arms like Tom Brady with whom Weis was associated. In today's college football world, strangely they can't make it.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

Congratulations Jake. I wish you and you family a great future. There are so many opportunities in football, even if playing didn't work out. I would have been one who would follow your career, but now I'm going to trust that you'll continue to be a great husband and father. Life is great.

bigv56
Cottonwood, CA

Classy words Griswold

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

I wish Jake Heaps well wherever he goes. He has tried hard and gave the effort. I am sure there are many schools maybe like SUU or Weber State that would love to get him. So he didn't work out for BYU. So what. Not every player does.

Manny
Saint George, UT

Even if jake played out a college career, not all college QB's get a chance at the pro's. Very few of the ones that do achieve any success at it. Then they have to figure out how to make a living without playing football.

Looks like Jake has an early start at life and can also avoid concussions and other injuries that could hinder his golf game in the future. So, good luck to Jake and I hope he is successful at whatever comes next.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

My observation here is less about Heaps and more about a recruiting system that elevates and lavishes praise on young players before they have seen Div 1 defenses and speed. I have to wonder how different this would have turned out if the folks in entrusted in his care and the coaches that recruited him had given him a more realistic view of his value (at that time). The kid clearly has the tools, but I always got the feeling that he felt like he had already arrived at an elite status the minute he committed to BYU.

Logic, just Logic
Layton Utah, UT

@LovelyDesert
You would not have liked it had he stayed at BYU. Nelson was bad, but Heaps would have been a nightmare!

AggieAndee
Holladay, UT

BYU ruined the professional dreams of both Jimmer and Jake Heaps. The school failed these young men by not preparing them to play at the next level. Sad.

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