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Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Jake Garcia

Quarterback Offer Breakdown: Jake Garcia

Roman Marciante
Jake Garcia is the talented quarterback from Narbonne High School shcool who essentially just had his own private workout with the UM staff. This Harbor City California native is a class of 2021 prospect who has everyone in America's attention. He holds offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, USC and Georgia to name a few.

Well the attention is now InSight's to give and Garcia is front and center. Let's pop in that film and see what all the buzz is about shall we.

Footwork/Rhythm Good footwork. Good understanding of reset and gather. Will have moments where he is not in direct line with target and falling away even though not facing pressure. Like most young quarterbacks, footwork can continue to evolve. Shows the ability to anticipate breaking wide receivers and has the capability to be on time over and over within the confines of his offense.

Accuracy. An astounding .757 completion percentage his sophomore year. Garcia threw for 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Coupled with the fact that Garcia is throwing the ball often into tight windows, his accuracy would have to be considered a premier strength to his early game. Arm Strength. Good arm strength at this level. Would not currently put Garcia in the QB Howitzer class but he is more than capable of developing with proper strength and development. Good rotational downward trajectory on vertical seem routes. Wide side out markers show a little float in comparison to other prospects. Arm Mechanics. Repeatable, Fluid and very natural thrower. Has a quicker release and his ability to get rid of the ball equivocated to completions in tight coverage on film. Once again a very effortless thrower who is as natural as it gets throwing motion wise.

Mobility Classified as a pro style quarterback and has limited rushes. In 9 games as a sophomore he was credited for 17 rushes for 99 yards and two scores on the ground. Quicker feet in the pocket and navigates it well. Garcia more than enough shows the ability to factor in the roll game and is not discombobulated or clunky on the roll. A zone read capable quarterback who has the ability to extend the chains a time or two in the QB keep capacity.

Clips





Roman Rank So after seeing that clip of Garcia shoulder fake, and throw a TD strike to Cane's Wide Receiver Coach Taylor Stubblefield, (I thought he was quicker by the way) I can see why he received the royal treatment. This kid is an effortless thrower. Seeing that it's baseball season, he has a Ted Williams-esque lefty swing. (Except he is a righty and a quarterback) Just a Roy Hobbs Natural thrower. (Wait. He was lefty too) I simply love the way the ball comes off his hand.

Garcia has the frame to get more velocity too. Look, I have seen some seniors on film throw the ball plus 75 in the air. (Howitzer Class) Although that isn't Garcia's game right now, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know there is not many 75 plus routes in the playbook. Garcia is more than capable of dissecting a defense with his arm and completing anything you want within a vertical scheme. You also have to take into consideration that as a sophomore, he has two more years of arm development in him before reaching the college level.

This will be a fun one to watch and ultimately would be a huge pickup for the Hurricanes if they land him in 2021. Obviously there are plenty of wolves who are circling for this talented signal caller. I would venture to say that Enos' reputation as a QB developer is definitely a centerpiece for his interest in Miami and who knows what the future holds in two years with this. But let's enjoy the ride and appreciate some fine sophomore quarterback film in the mean time. Roman Rank: STUD.
 

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Side note and interesting tidbit. While watching the breakdown I noticed a particular distinctive field with blue turf. That in fact was Brad Kaaya's high school. (Chaminade College Prep High School) Garcia plays in the same division in California as our former California signal caller himself.

(Ok maybe it isn't that interesting) But I noticed the blue turf and instantly knew from years ago what school it was. There was a 15 patrolling on the sidelines for them too. Maybe Brad is upset they didn't retire his number. :cheerful:
 
Jake Garcia is the talented quarterback from Narbonne High School shcool who essentially just had his own private workout with the UM staff. This Harbor City California native is a class of 2021 prospect who has everyone in America's attention. He holds offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, USC and Georgia to name a few.

Well the attention is now InSight's to give and Garcia is front and center. Let's pop in that film and see what all the buzz is about shall we.

Footwork/Rhythm Good footwork. Good understanding of reset and gather. Will have moments where he is not in direct line with target and falling away even though not facing pressure. Like most young quarterbacks, footwork can continue to evolve. Shows the ability to anticipate breaking wide receivers and has the capability to be on time over and over within the confines of his offense.

Accuracy. An astounding .757 completion percentage his sophomore year. Garcia threw for 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Coupled with the fact that Garcia is throwing the ball often into tight windows, his accuracy would have to be considered a premier strength to his early game. Arm Strength. Good arm strength at this level. Would not currently put Garcia in the QB Howitzer class but he is more than capable of developing with proper strength and development. Good rotational downward trajectory on vertical seem routes. Wide side out markers show a little float in comparison to other prospects. Arm Mechanics. Repeatable, Fluid and very natural thrower. Has a quicker release and his ability to get rid of the ball equivocated to completions in tight coverage on film. Once again a very effortless thrower who is as natural as it gets throwing motion wise.

Mobility Classified as a pro style quarterback and has limited rushes. In 9 games as a sophomore he was credited for 17 rushes for 99 yards and two scores on the ground. Quicker feet in the pocket and navigates it well. Garcia more than enough shows the ability to factor in the roll game and is not discombobulated or clunky on the roll. A zone read capable quarterback who has the ability to extend the chains a time or two in the QB keep capacity.

Clips





Roman Rank So after seeing that clip of Garcia shoulder fake, and throw a TD strike to Cane's Wide Receiver Coach Taylor Stubblefield, (I thought he was quicker by the way) I can see why he received the royal treatment. This kid is an effortless thrower. Seeing that it's baseball season, he has a Ted Williams-esque lefty swing. (Except he is a righty and a quarterback) Just a Roy Hobbs Natural thrower. (Wait. He was lefty too) I simply love the way the ball comes off his hand.

Garcia has the frame to get more velocity too. Look, I have seen some seniors on film throw the ball plus 75 in the air. (Howitzer Class) Although that isn't Garcia's game right now, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know there is not many 75 plus routes in the playbook. Garcia is more than capable of dissecting a defense with his arm and completing anything you want within a vertical scheme. You also have to take into consideration that as a sophomore, he has two more years of arm development in him before reaching the college level.

This will be a fun one to watch and ultimately would be a huge pickup for the Hurricanes if they land him in 2021. Obviously there are plenty of wolves who are circling for this talented signal caller. I would venture to say that Enos' reputation as a QB developer is definitely a centerpiece for his interest in Miami and who knows what the future holds in two years with this. But let's enjoy the ride and appreciate some fine sophomore quarterback film in the mean time. Roman Rank: STUD.
Excellent overview Roman! Thank you for sharing it with us.
 
Side note and interesting tidbit. While watching the breakdown I noticed a particular distinctive field with blue turf. That in fact was Brad Kaaya's high school. (Chaminade College Prep High School) Garcia plays in the same division in California as our former California signal caller himself.

(Ok maybe it isn't that interesting) But I noticed the blue turf and instantly knew from years ago what school it was. There was a 15 patrolling on the sidelines for them too. Maybe Brad is upset they didn't retire his number. :cheerful:


Any young QB in that area probably watched Kaaya here. Despite the lack of team success, he did put up huge numbers for us. That has to be a positive.
 
After watching and dissecting the videos of the three QBs that we are going after in 2020 and 2021, where do you rank him?
 
After watching and dissecting the videos of the three QBs that we are going after in 2020 and 2021, where do you rank him?

Van dyke has the strongest arm of the bunch and sneaky mobility with great short shuttle to boot.

Garcia is the really good effortless thrower of the bunch that's polished beyond his years.

Gauthier is very capable and ultimately does tons of good things on film. I will say that even though Garcia has the more fan far, gauthier really doesn't take a back seat in terms of some of the advanced qb things he does.
 
Having only watched highlights so far, he's got three of my favorite traits in a QB: (1) anticipation, (2) quick release/mechanics, (3) accuracy. In today's college football game, if you have those traits and can move your feet to shuffle in the pocket, you're likely going to shred defenses regardless of other characteristics (which I have no idea if he has or not because haven't watched full games).
 
Great article. I am learning a lot about the nuances of the different football positions and what does not make and what makes a player excel at a particular position — just from reading your various posts.
 
Great stuff. Can one of you all link me video clips from Manny's camp (garcia)?
 

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