Miami football recent crystal ball for Jake Garcia too soon to expect flip

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The recent crystal ball from J.J. Garrett of Bulls 247 that projects four-star quarterback Jake Garcia to flip from the USC to Miami football program is one of only two out of 13 that expect the Hurricanes to sign signal-caller.

Four-star quarterback Jake Garcia has created a lot of interest from those who follow the Miami football program. Garcia visited Miami twice in 2019 and seemed poised on the cusp of committing to Miami when he pledged to USC last September. This summer has seen renewed interest in Garcia’s recruitment.

College football expert J.J. Garrett from the University of South Florida website Bulls 247 logged a crystal ball for Garcia switching his projection from USC to Miami. It is too early to expect that the one newly entered crystal ball has any major impact. Garcia recently transferred from California to Valdosta, Georgia for his senior year.

The same source that informed Garrett that Garcia was transferring across the country for high school told him that Garcia feels more comfortable taking another potential visit to Miami being much close to Coral Gables. Garrett also stated that Garcia and new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee have a growing relationship.

When Garcia previously visited Miami, Dan Enos was the offensive coordinator. Enos was fired following the dismal performance the Hurricanes had in the Independence Bowl and replaced by Lashlee. It is tough to put much stock into this when 10 of the other 13 analysts have Garcia projected to sign with USC.

Some of the information provided by Garrett contradicts what Garcia has told other media outlets. Four-star QB Miller Moss commited to USC earlier this year. Garcia stated at the time that the Trojans told him they would be taking two QBs in the 2021 recruiting class. Garcia visiting Coral Gables being closer to Miami makes sense.

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Judging by the other sources, who have more national influence than Garrett, for now, Garcia is still committed to USC. That could change in the future. Garrett has a low 80 percent success rate on his crystal balls. This could be an attempt to gain more exposure and with the discussion it has generated, it has worked.