BYU football notebook: Heaps, Apo make it official, sign with Cougars

A little more than six months after they orchestrated a press conference at a sports bar in Salt Lake City to announce their verbal commitments to BYU, quarterback Jake Heaps and wide receiver Ross Apo have signed scholarship agreements to enroll in January.

Now, they're officially Cougars.

Four other players who previously signed national letters of intent with BYU will also be joining the program in January — linebacker Kyle Van Noy, offensive lineman Famika Anae, tight end Devin Mahina, and wide receiver Marcus Mathews, the school announced Thursday.

Heaps led Skyline High School in Washington to three straight state championships and was rated the No. 1 prep quarterback in the nation by Scout.com. Apo averaged 19.1 yards per catch during his career at the Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas.

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is excited about Heaps joining the program.

"He's a great young man, a great leader, and will be a very good player for us here," he said. "I never put much stock into the recruiting services, but in terms of our standards, we think he's very, very good. And I think he'll have a great career here."

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