Former Skyline standout Heaps headed to Miami | Prep football news

One of the most decorated players in Washington prep football history, Jake Heaps is headed to Miami

Skyline alum and former top-ranked prep quarterback Jake Heaps has taken the scenic route on the collegiate gridiron, and has found the last stop on that journey at the University of Miami, the school announced recently.

Heaps’ career for the Spartans left him among the most decorated and heralded prep football players in state history.

He earned Parade All-American honors, a starting spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and AP State Player of the Year honors as a senior, posting eye-popping stats through the air including 45 touchdowns and nearly 3,200 yards.

His prep legacy also includes a pair of undefeated seasons during his sophomore and junior campaigns, as well as three straight state titles and a Gatorade Player of the Year award.

Heaps spent two years at Brigham Young University, starting 10 games as a true freshman for the Cougars and according to the program’s official website, setting freshman records for passing yards, touchdowns and wins, while earning New Mexico Bowl MVP honors.

He started six games as a sophomore before transferring from the program and sitting out the 2012 season, eventually landing with the Kansas Jayhawks, where he started nine games as a junior in 2013.

With an undergraduate degree already in hand, Heaps is eligible immediately for the Hurricanes as a graduate transfer, as Miami takes on Louisville in its conference opener Sept. 1.