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Sports Illustrated: Latest haul brings BYU that much closer to elite recruiting status

If Jake Heaps had acted alone, he wouldn't have announced his intent to sign with Brigham Young in a Salt Lake City sports bar. But because the Sammamish, Wash., quarterback had two fellow blue-chippers with him, he saw a chance to send a broader message about the future of BYU's program.

So on June 4, Heaps announced that he had chosen BYU over most of the schools in the top 15. Arlington, Texas, receiver Ross Apo said he had reconsidered his commitment to Texas. He wanted to be a Cougar. Westlake Village, Calif., linebacker Zac Stout then announced his preference for BYU over offers from Arizona, Nebraska and Oregon State.

"I wasn't going to do the big press conference if it was just by myself," Heaps said during Football University's Top Gun camp. "That's not the type of guy I am. Having those guys with me shows that BYU is taking the next step in recruiting."

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