Jake Garcia, former Miami QB and top-50 overall recruit, reportedly transferring to SEC program
Jake Garcia is reportedly heading to the SEC to continue his career after 2 seasons at Miami.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported late Thursday that Garcia is transferring to Mizzou.
Sources: Former Miami quarterback Jake Garcia is transferring to Missouri. Former Top 25 recruit entered the portal on Tuesday and is expected to enroll at Missouri by the end of the week. https://t.co/tuC99UA3tn
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 20, 2023
Garcia moved from California to Georgia to play during the COVID-19-impacted 2020 season. His parents legally separated so the move to Georgia would be a “bona fide move” to meet football eligibility requirements, creating controversy.
Finishing his career at Grayson in Loganville, Georgia, Garcia was rated 4-stars, the No. 5 Peach State recruit, No. 8 quarterback and No. 48 prospect overall in the 2021 recruiting class on the 247Sports Composite.
Garcia redshirted in 2021 at Miami. This past season, he played in 8 games for the Hurricanes. Garcia was 68-of-115 passing (59.1% complete) for 803 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
Thamel reports Garcia plans to enroll at Mizzou by the end of the week. Garcia’s arrival will be a boost to the depth of the Tigers’ QB depth chart for spring. Starting QB Brady Cook is out for the spring after having surgery on his right shoulder. Garcia and returning 2022 signee Sam Horn will lead the team through spring.