Jake Garcia, former top-50 recruit, announces transfer from Miami to Mizzou
Jake Garcia has formally announced his commitment to play for the Missouri Tigers.
It was reported Thursday evening that the former Miami quarterback would continue his career at Mizzou playing for Eli Drinkwitz’s squad.
In a Friday tweet, Garcia thanked UM and said he will continue to support the Hurricanes from afar.
I am very thankful for my time at Miami & the support from the Canes family. Wishing the best to Cane Nation & look forward to supporting from afar.
With that being said, I am so grateful for the opportunity to become a Mizzou Tiger & look forward to starting this journey! pic.twitter.com/Krtkqp7KKh
— Jake Garcia (@JakeGarcia14) January 20, 2023
Garcia was in Coral Gables for 2 seasons. He played in only 1 game as a true freshman, having his 2021 season cut short due to injury.
In 2022, he made 8 appearances 68-of-115 passing (59.1% complete) for 803 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Garcia made 1 start in 2022, going 15-of-31 for 125 in Miami’s win over Virginia. In UM’s regular-season finale against Pitt, Garcia was 17-of-27 for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.
Garcia and Sam Horn will be the quarterbacks leading Mizzou in spring practice while starter Brady Cook recovers from shoulder surgery.