USC QB Commit Jake Garcia Moves To Georgia For Senior Season Due To COVID

USC quarterback commit Jake Garcia made big news Wednesday night when it was announced that the 6-foot-3, 195-pound 5-star senior would be transferring from La Habra (Calif.) to Valdosta (Ga.) to play fall football due to California going to a spring schedule over COVID.

Garcia's plan is to play this fall and graduate in December so he can enroll early in college. 24/7 Sports has him as the No. 4 pro-style signal-caller in the Class of 2021.

This isn't the first time Garcia has switched high schools. He's actually spent time at four high schools. He left Narbonne High School back in early January to attend La Habra, but now Garcia finds himself playing for the powerhouse Valdosta. He told 24/7 it was very important to play a senior high school season before going off to USC.

Why Valdosta? "I'm excited to see what Southern football is all about, plus I have family in Atlanta and they talked about what a great school Valdosta is and what great tradition they have," he said.

Garcia claims the move to Georgia doesn't change anything as far as USC is concerned. He's still a USC guy, but what happens when he gets a taste of that competition in the south? Could UGA sneak in and grab this kid? What about someone like Dan Mullen driving up I-75 and wowing this kid? Stay tuned.

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.