High school QB whose parents split so he could transfer announces college choice


A touted high school quarterback whose parents legally divorced so he could transfer for his senior season has revealed where he'll be playing collegiately.

Well-traveled Georgia prep QB Jake Garcia, whose parents split this fall so he could move with his father from California to the Peach State in order to play football, announced on social media on Wednesday that he's taking his talents to South Beach, where he'll suit up for the Miami Hurricanes.

Garcia, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, is ranked as the No. 18 prospect in the nation by ESPN.

The teen and his father, a retired police officer, made the cross-country move from southern California to Georgia in August, after the cancellation of school sports for the fall. His mother remained in California to continue working her job.

Garcia had tentatively committed to playing for the USC Trojans, but rescinded his commitment upon moving.

Garcia first transferred to prep powerhouse Valdosta High School in southern Georgia, but was later deemed ineligible because of the circumstances of his relocation.

He then transferred again to Grayson High School in Loganville, closer to Atlanta and Athens, where he finished out the season.

The well-traveled prospect also transferred several times during his high school career in the Golden State.

In the summer, Randy Garcia was unapologetic about dissolving his marriage for the sake of his son's football career.

"The requirements [are] a full family move, so that and, obviously, grades and that kind of thing," Randy said. "So at this point, we got a legal separation. We're right down the guidelines as far as being eligible to play."

The couple said they planned to remarry once their son's high school football saga had come to a close.

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