The University of Missouri has bolstered its quarterback position in a big way, adding University of Miami transfer Jake Garcia, with the former Hurricane making the announcement official on Friday afternoon.
Garcia will have three years of eligibility with the Tigers, after entering the Miami program as a four-star prospect in the Class of 2021. Standing 6-foot-3, Garcia was the 23rd ranked player in the country according to ESPN’s ranking system from that year. Going by that ranking system, Garcia is the 7th best prospect to play for MU.
The newest Tiger will join a quarterback room that includes the 2022 starter in Brady Cook, who will miss spring practice with a torn labrum in his right shoulder; freshman Sam Horn and Hutchinson Community College commit Dylan Laible, who is joining the Tigers as a preferred walk-on.
In two seasons at Miami, Garcia lacked the immediate impact that the Hurricanes had sought from him. In 2022, he threw for five touchdowns and four interceptions for a UM team that finished just 5-7. He played in just eight games for the ACC program.