The quarterback situation for the Miami Hurricanes and head coach Al Golden heading into the 2014 season is quite cloudy following the departure of Stephen Morris to graduation, but that picture may have gotten a bit clearer on Sunday with the news that former Kansas QB Jake Heaps has decided to transfer to South Beach.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) June 15, 2014
Heaps announced his decision to leave the Jayhawks just a few days ago after a spring in which he lost the starting battle under center to sophomore Montell Cozart.
This will be Heaps’ third school of his collegiate career as he transferred into to Kansas in 2012 from BYU. In a brief statement, he thanked the Kansas football program for his time at the university.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me by Coach Weis to play football and earn my college degree at the University of Kansas,” Heaps said. “My wife and I have truly enjoyed being part of the Jayhawk community. We have made lifelong friends through this experience and we will always consider ourselves Jayhawks.”
Now, with graduating from Kansas very shortly with his undergraduate degree, he’ll be able to see the field immediately for Golden and the Hurricanes, and he has a legitimate chance to be the starter come the first game of the season on Labor Day night against Louisville.
This spring, projected starter Ryan Williams went down in an ACL tear, and the options behind him are limited.
Heaps’ experience will put him right into the mix with Kevin Olsen and Gary Crow, and he should have the tools to win that battle.