Miami football prospect Jake Garcia knew USC wants two QBs

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In an interview with 247Sports.Com, Miami football prospect Jake Garcia knew USC was taking two quarterbacks in the Class of 2021. Garcia has been commited to the Trojans since September 2019.

Jake Garcia a 2021 commit at quarterback to USC has created a lot of buzz in the Miami football community after four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson commited to the Hurricanes this past weekend. Garcia visited Miami twice in 2019 but commited to the Trojans that September. Garcia is one of two USC 2021 QB commits.

USC also received a commitment from four-star QB Miller Moss in May who Miami was pursuing. The passion among the Hurricanes fanbase to receive a commitment from Garcia has become so intense the Southern California based QB has trended frequently on Miami twitter this week. Garcia has remained firm in his USC commit.

There has been a lot of speculation from the Miami football fanbase that the addition of Moss to the 2021 USC recruiting class will cause Garcia to flip to Miami. Garcia told 247Sports.Com that he has always been aware that the Trojans want to sign two QBs in the Class of 2021. Garcia was not always aware it would be Moss.

Miami does not have a commit for 2021 at QB. The way the class is now, Garcia is the most highly coveted and highly ranked of the QBs the Hurricanes are hoping to flip in the current cycle. Garcia is the 39th ranked player and seventh-ranked QB for 2021. Texas commit Jalen Milroe who Miami is recruiting heavily is 83rd and 11th.

"“Miller’s a great kid, Miller’s a great football player and a great quarterback. And iron sharpens iron, so I look forward to building the class together…We’ve put together a great class already and I feel like that this just boosts our class. We’re going to take it and run with it for sure.They didn’t make it aware that it was Miller…But I had a feeling and honestly they said that it was gonna be another quarterback soon, so I was just like okay, ‘iron sharpens iron.’ So bringing in whoever, it’s gonna be a really fun, a really competitive mindset and and just everyday going into a very talented QB room.So everybody’s gonna elevate their game and take themselves to a new level….Whoever is in that QB room with me, I mean we are gonna be with each other every single day and we are gonna end up being really close.But to have Miller aboard, somebody that I already have an established relationship with is pretty cool….We already have that competitive edge towards both of us. We see each other every camp, work out with each other a bunch.We have that middle tie in with (Garcia’s QB) Coach (Danny) Hernandez, both from Southern California, so I mean, it’s a really fun environment to be in and I’m really excited to see it. I can’t wait to build a relationship with him and and I just think it’s a big win for the program and for L.A. itself.I’m definitely looking forward to being in the presence of greatness .And that’s a person that you need to take every little bit of knowledge from that you can…Ask questions and just try to take little nuggets of advice that they give you and just run with them.”"

Garcia was very candid and for now, at least, committed to USC. There have been conflicting reports about what Garcia’s intentions are and that he will eventually flip to Miami. Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U, the Miami 247Sports site reported on Thursday he is confident that Garcia winds up in the 2021 Miami recruiting class.

The comments from Garcia show a willingness to compete. The excitement building among Miami football fans that Garcia could flip to Miami should be taken with the expectation that he would compete to be the starter. Nothing is guaranteed. Four-star QB Tyler VanDyke is thought highly of by the Miami offensive staff.

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The difference between VanDyke and the other QBs on the Miami roster is that with the exception of graduate transfer D’Eriq King, none of the Hurricanes QBs were recruited by current Miami offensive coordinator and QB coach Rhett Lashlee. Lashlee probably wants to get his own QB on the roster for 2021.