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Dominoes: Will the Hurricanes Pursuit Of Jake Garcia Result in Another Finish Worth Watching?

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Recently Decommitted USC Recruit Jake Garcia is Back on the Market. If He Joins the Canes, Will More Elites Soon Follow?

A fading hope for the Miami Hurricanes recruiting in 2021 just got a massive shot in the arm.

The fifth ranked quarterback and 46th overall ranked player on 247 Sports Composite Ranking scale, Jake Garcia, has decommitted from the USC Trojans.

As long as Garcia has been been committed to the Trojans, a year and 3 months, Garcia has been connected to the Hurricanes through myriad of ways. Multiple visits during the spring of 2019 along with an appearance at Miami’s Paradise Camp the following summer worked to create a bond between many of the Miami Hurricanes current commits and the Southern California product. Garcia was able to make make connections with, among others, James Williams, Issiah Walker, Romello Brinson, Khalil Brantley and Don Chaney. Since the event, Garcia has kept in constant contact with the all Canes group, and the group has made it a point to consistently let the world know just how much they love the young quarterback. From back and forth brotherly love on social media to outright public recruiting, the connections have only seemed to grow stronger with time.

Massive Dominoes have already fallen.

Williams.

Brinson.

Taylor.

Smith.

They started the wave and now Jake Garcia is set to take it to the next level.

If the connections here are any indication, it’s easy to infer that other uncommitted recruits have been in contact with the group and possibly Garcia himself. The thousands of hashtags are beautiful, coach interaction is necessary, but brotherhood among players can set off chain reactions that create championships and legacies. Who might be paying attention the wave?


Patrick Payton

The lengthy, dynamic pass rusher from Miami Northwestern, currently committed to Nebraska, has had an amazing senior year and has had his name linked to the Hurricanes for nearly a month. With his circle consisting of many of the same names in Garcia’s, it’s an easy assumption there have been discussions to see Payton be the latest detraction from Nebraska’s radar, in favor of the Canes.


Terrence Lewis

Another recent decommit, in this case from Tennessee, was another player active in the discussion last night as it related to Jake Garcia. His circle mimics Payton’s and Garcia’s as well. While many will tell you this is a situation Miami is shut out on, the sudden decommitment of Garcia coupled with the general moves of the 2021 recruiting cycle should remind us nothing is out of play.


Maason Smith

The biggest name on this list, literally and figuratively, Smith has the Canes in his top five and if his comments over his recruiting journey are any indication, his level of consideration for the team in Coral Gables is much stronger than that. Considered a long shot, the Louisiana native is in love with the Canes scheme, Coaches Todd Stroud and Blake Baker as well as fellow La. Native Ed Reed. This one bears watching as favorite LSU is encountering a down year and whispers of NCAA penalties abound.

As December 16th, the Early National Signing Day, draws closer, the same date all the recruits above plan to sign with their desired schools, Canes faithful has plenty to feel good about, and plenty to watch for in the next two weeks.

Go Canes