Miami football QB prospect Jake Garcia grateful working with peers

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Miami football prospect four-star quarterback Jake Garcia is grateful to have recently had time to work out with his coach Danny Hernandez and other QBs.

The time of quarantine during the pandemic over the last three months has caused athletes globally to adjust their workout routines. Four-star quarterback, Miami football prospect Jake Garcia is grateful to have had time recently to work out with his QB coach Danny Hernandez and other signal-callers.

Despite being currently commited to USC, there has been a grassroots movement on social media by Miami fans, prominent Miami football alums and current Hurricanes players to get Garcia to flip to the U. USC recently received a second commit in their 2021 QB from four-star QB Miller Moss.

Garcia told 247 Sports earlier this week he knew USC was planning on taking two QBs in the 2021 Class. In the same interview, Garcia discussed working out with Hernandez and his peers and the impact it has had on his game. Garcia knows that he and the other QBs were fortunate to have the time with Hernandez.

Garcia was humble in his approach and appreciative of being able to work with Hernandez. As an elite QB, Garcia and the other players working with Hernandez were able to gain from his knowledge and improve while working with him. Working with Hernandez gives the QBs more stability.

"“It’s definitely a blessing. We can’t take that for granted. I mean, all these kids out here are trying to get better. We’re just blessed to have this available to us, to have coach Danny (Hernandez), so giving, just trying to give back to us and share his knowledge.Just get better, one percent better, every single time that we come out here. So I mean, that’s something you can’t take for granted. And a lot of kids don’t have this opportunity. I’m sure they’re getting work. They’re finding ways to get their work in, but we’re just honestly blessed that we have this opportunity.”"

Garcia has reportedly been in frequent contact with Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee while seemingly being firmly committed to USC. Six months away from the early National Signing Day in December a lot can happen. In the same interview, Garcia discussed with 247 how he and Moss are helping recruit for USC.

One of the more interesting things that Garcia discussed was fostering a relationship with former USC star running back Reggie Bush. The comments Garcia made about Bush could equally apply to Miami Chief of Staff, Super Bowl Champion and College and Pro Hall of Famer Ed Reed if the QB flips to Miami.

"“I’m definitely looking forward to being in the presence of greatness. And that’s a person (Bush) 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.”"

Any player that plays for the Miami football program will always have the ability to tap into dozens of players that will allow them to be in the presence of greatness. Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz and athletic director Blake James knew that when they offered Reed a chance to return to Coral Gables.

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Diaz has brought back many players in the nearly 18 months since he succeeded his mentor Mark Richt as head coach. Leon Searcy, Ray Lewis and Reed are among the players who have returned to Miami during Paradise Camp last summer and at other times to talk to the team. Garcia would be in the presence of greatness at Miami.