It once seemed as if “Garcia To The U” would eventually help the Miami Hurricanes land a commitment from four-star quarterback Jake Garcia.
Now, that possibility evidently has begun to diminish, as Garcia is rumored to be interested in enrolling at USC early.
According to Ryan Kartje, a USC beat writer for the LA Times, “Jake Garcia plans to enroll at USC early, anyway, even if that means skipping his lone season at La Habra.”
Kartje states that due to the uncertainty that beholds the 2020 high school football season, many players in the California area are preparing to enroll in their university early.
And with the season expected to be delayed to the spring, Garcia’s status to play football at La Habra High School for his senior campaign is uncertain.
“Let’s say I was at the same school for four years, [then] I’d definitely stay,” Garcia told Kartje. “I feel like I’ve put in all the work to get ahead. If I’ve put in that work, I feel like I’ll want to leave, just to go and get a head start in college.”
The 6-foot-2, 188-pound quarterback is the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2021, according to 247 Sports Composite. Garcia is also the nation’s No. 37 overall prospect and No. 4 player in California.
Committing to the Trojans on September 23, 2019, the well-known signal-caller has remained in contact with Miami’s staff. In fact, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee visited Garcia’s high school to meet with him back in February.
While the chase for Garcia isn’t completely over, it’s certainly decreasing as COVID-19 keeps him from visiting the Coral Gables campus and growing relationships with potential future teammates and coaches.