You could make the argument that no recruit has received more publicity by Canes fans than 4-star quarterback Jake Garcia. Back in June, the hashtag #GarciaToTheU spread like a wildfire on social media, and now, 2021 Miami commits are joining the movement.
Miami commit Romello Brinson hasn’t been shy about wanting USC QB commit Jake Garcia in this class https://t.co/VpOC2Ii6Xl— InsideTheU (@247Canes) August 17, 2020
One commit for Miami has tweeted frequently about Garcia, beckoning the QB to choose the Hurricanes, 4-star wide receiver Romello Brinson. There’s no secret Brinson wants Garcia to be the quarterback for him and fellow WR commits Brashard Smith and Jacolby George, as well as tight end commit Kahlil Brantley.
I see Garcia wasn’t scared to leave his home town ..So come sit in the pocket with one of the best online & throw some dots to Me @Jaco1byg @BrashardS @_18flavorz while the best defense in the nation do what they do just a lil summary not the whole book @JakeGarcia14— ᴿ¹ᴮ (@GodChildM3_) August 17, 2020
Y’all know that one girl you want that be playing hard to get but you won’t stop until you get her ... Aye Jake I won’t stop my brudda we want U— ᴿ¹ᴮ (@GodChildM3_) August 17, 2020
4-star safety Kamren Kinchens tweeted out the hashtag last week.
One of Miami’s biggest commits, 5-star safety James Williams responded to Kinchens tweet, and others as well.
Brantley sent out the hashtag back in June.
It’s one thing to have fans want a recruit, but it means a whole lot more when your actual commits are going after a player as well. Garcia’s relationship to some of the 2021 commits for Miami is a big reason why I think him flipping from USC is a possibility. If you’re a recruit, and you see that all these high profile receivers and players want you to join them, it has to make an impression.
Miami was the runner up to USC when Garcia verbally committed to the Trojans last September, and it’s been reported he has a good relationship with offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.
247 Sports has Garcia listed as the #4 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class, #4 player in California, and #37 2021 player nationally.
As a junior, Garcia threw for 2,301 yards and 25 touchdowns, completing 70% of his passes.