BYU football newcomers Jake Heaps, Ross Apo have a history

by | Jun. 28, 2010

Saints & Sports

OK, so it's summer, almost the dog days therein, and a its good time to get a jump on college football stories with Mountain West media days just a month away.

This one comes from the fertile bed of hype surrounding two of BYU's top recruits of 2010. Both enrolled in school last January. They are QB Jake Heaps and WR Ross Apo.

It's a story that is familiar to some and will be retold when camp begins in August. But for now, sandwiched between the NBA draft, World Cup floppers and Wimbledon, here's a preview of this unique relationship that nearly went on separate paths last spring.

Apo played his prep career at a private school in Arlington, Texas, where teammates nicknamed him Randy Moss. Heaps created a national reputation in the state of Washington as the Scout.com No. 1 high school quarterback. They have been pals for years.

As a duo, they raise expectations because Heaps is very accurate, and in a BYU offense, that often sends tight ends against safeties and corners in red zone formations. The tall Apo, who has run a hand-held 4.37 time in the 40 may create a mismatch as a wideout — something rare for the Cougars.

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