Wash. QB, two others to sign with BYU

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Read KSL's Take here SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A top-rated quarterback prospect says he's going to BYU. Jake Heaps held a news conference Thursday to say he will officially sign with the Cougars next February.

Heaps is the reigning Associated Press high school football player of the year in Washington state. He will be a senior this fall at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash., a suburb east of Seattle.

Heaps threw for 2,888 yards and 38 touchdowns with only four interceptions last season and is 28-0 as the starter at Skyline.

Heaps, a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chose the Mormon church-owned school over California, Tennessee, LSU and Washington.

New Washington coach Steve Sarkisian, who played at BYU, had pushed hard to keep Heaps at home.

In addition to Heaps, two others announced their intent to sign with BYU as well. Ross Apo, a wide receiver who originally committed to play for Texas, decommitted and will now play college football at BYU in 2010. Also, Zac Stout, a linebacker from Oaks Christian High School in California, has committed to play for the Cougars.


Story compiled with contributions from The Associated Press and KSL Sports

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