Take away the allegiance I have towards the University of Washington, for a minute, and let me give you one reason why Jake Heaps choosing BYU over the likes of Washington, California, LSU, and Tennessee is a bad choice: His future.
The fact is, only one school on Heaps’ short list of final college choices runs an offensive system that doesn’t translate well to the pro game. Naturally, that school is BYU.
Unlike the four other schools on this list, which all utilize pro-style offensive sets, BYU operates in a system that looks a lot like the spread, a gimmicky offense that has rarely produced high-caliber quarterbacks at the next level. Interestingly enough, Heaps currently operates in a spread offense at Skyline (Sammamish, WA) High School, where he helped lead the Spartans to a 2008 Class 4A State Championship.
I can’t imagine that Heaps doesn’t want to play in the NFL. Ideally, that’s the dream of every collegiate football player, and a talent like Heaps is likely no exception. So why choose BYU, then?
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