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June 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Luginbill says BYU better fit than UW for Heaps

As part of their Jake Heaps theme today, ESPN 710 Seattle had Tom Luginbill, the national recruiting director for ESPN’s Scouts Inc., on the Brock and Salk show.
And among his more interesting statements is that he thinks that BYU would be a better fit for Jake Heaps than would be UW.
“I don’t even think it’s a question,” he said, referencing former BYU QBs such as Kevin Feterik and, yes, Steve Sarkisian, who weren’t necessarily the biggest guys in the world who could “sit back in the shotgun, utilize his quick release, dink and dunk and move the offense.”
Luginbill said Heaps is “not necessarily” the type of dropback QB who works best in what is envisioned to be the UW offense under Sarkisian “getting back in play-action and rocking and throwing and making the deep passes required.”
Luginbill also said that part of the reason Heaps has emerged so highly-touted this year is because it’s not the strongest year for QBs in the country. He said there is “not a Jake Locker, a Tim Tebow” in terms of being a physically imposing, surefire prospect.
He went on to say that he thought Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood, Calif., who is also considering UW, would be a better fit for the Husky offense. He also said Scroggins is maybe the best prospect of the three top QBs UW has offered — Heaps and Nick Montana being the others.
“Scroggins is an inch-and-a-half taller than most of them and has better physical tools,” he said. “He maybe has the ability to do more things in more schemes than both Montana and Heaps. … if you’re going to pick arm strength, release, size and athleticism, I would go with Scroggins in that matchup.”
Asked for a name of another QB who might fit what the UW offense figures to do under Sarkisian, Luginbill mentioned Dalton Gervais of Lakes High calling him “a short kid, a left-handed passer, very-well groomed, polished.” Gervais’ profile doesn’t indicate any Pac-10 offers.
Also, the guys at KIRO say Locker is now scheduled to be on around 2 p.m.

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