University of Miami quarterback Jake Garcia intends to enter the NCAA switch portal, sources advised ESPN on Tuesday. He’s knowledgeable the Miami coaches of his intentions, and his choice comes at some point earlier than the deadline to enter the portal.
Garcia is a former Top 25 recruit within the Class of 2021, per the ESPN 300. He’d initially dedicated to USC earlier than flipping to Miami in December 2020. He redshirted his freshman 12 months, which suggests he’ll have three seasons of eligibility at his subsequent faculty and be instantly eligible.
According to a supply, Garcia is trying to enroll someplace instantly and play spring ball to be taught a system and compete for the beginning job.
The portal deadline is just for entry, so so long as athletes are in by Wednesday, they will decide at any time.
Garcia began one recreation for the Hurricanes this season, a 14-12 four-overtime victory at Virginia. Garcia completed 15-for-31 for 125 yards in that recreation. For the season, he accomplished 59.1% of his passes in eight video games, throwing 5 landing passes and 4 interceptions.
He performed only one recreation throughout his first season on campus in 2021, throwing for 2 touchdowns in a 69-0 win over Central Connecticut State.
Garcia’s profession has been an odyssey, as he attended 5 excessive faculties in 4 years. His profession included at cease in his native California at Long Beach Poly, the place he backed up future Ole Miss star Matt Corral. He transferred to Narbonne (California) High School and starred there for 2 seasons earlier than ending his profession in Georgia so he may play his senior season in the course of the COVID-19-altered season of 2020.