Miami Hurricanes QB Jake Garcia on Netflix show Titletown High

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Miami Hurricanes freshman quarterback Jake Garcia will appear as a cast member in the Netflix reality show Titletown High that begins on August 27. Garcia is part of the cast as a short-lived QB for Valdosta High School in South Georgia during the 2020 fall football season in the Peach State.

Garcia played in one game for Valdosta in 2020. Playing against Warner Robins, a suburb of Atlanta, Garcia was 21-34 for 332 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Garcia led Valdosta to the winning drive on a field goal with under a minute in the fourth quarter. That was the only game Garcia played for Valdosta.

Valdosta was forced to forfeit the game and Garcia withdrew from school in October after being ruled ineligible. Garcia eventually transferred to Grayson outside Atlanta. Grayson won the Georgia State 7A State Championship in 2020. Garcia was ruled ineligible for Valdosta because his move from California wasn’t “bona fide”.

Grayson was the fifth high school Garcia attended in 3.5 years for various reasons. Garcia is mentioned in the trailer for Titletown High. A voiceover says “Jake Garcia is a special talent. There’s not a ball he can’t throw.” Garcia made those words prophetic during his first spring with the Miami Hurricanes.

"“The series tell the stories of star quarterback and California transfer Jake Garcia…Jake Garcia, #6 Netflix Jake is a highly-ranked quarterback prospect who moved to Valdosta to play out his senior year after the pandemic shut down high school football in California.Jake is a natural leader who quickly makes his mark on the Wildcats program, but controversy surrounding the legality of his move from California interrupts his goals and casts a shadow over the season.”"

The profile of Garcia comes from a profile of Titletown High by Stacy Lambe of ETOnline.Com. This spring the Georgia High School Association gave Valdosta a $7,500 fine and forced the Wildcats to forfeit seven games from the 2020 season. The improprieties were primarily linked to controversial high coach Rush Propst.

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ESPN reported in March that Valdosta was involved in“Lawsuits, secret taping and the unraveling of a powerhouse high school football program.” Garcia has put his high school controversies behind him and settled in with Miami. Second-year QB Tyler Van Dyke and Garcia are competing to be second-team behind starter D’Eriq King.