Sources: USC QB commit ineligible at Ga. HS

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The Georgia Excessive Faculty Affiliation has dominated Valdosta Excessive Faculty quarterback Jake Garcia, one of many nation’s high prospects and a USC dedication, ineligible after he and his father moved from California to play his senior yr, sources informed ESPN on Tuesday.Valdosta Excessive Faculty and Garcia’s household plan to attraction the choice, the sources mentioned. The GHSA dominated that Garcia and his household did not make a bona fide transfer to Valdosta.In a narrative revealed by ESPN earlier this month, Garcia’s father, Randy, mentioned that he and his spouse, Yvonne, legally separated to fulfill the GHSA’s switch necessities.For a switch scholar to be instantly eligible below GHSA guidelines, she or he should make a “bona fide transfer,” by which the “scholar moved concurrently with all the parental unit or individuals he/she resided with on the former faculty, and the coed and mum or dad(s) or individuals residing with the coed stay within the service space of the brand new faculty.”Garcia missed the Wildcats’ previous two video games after injuring a hamstring within the opener in opposition to Warner Robins Excessive on Sept. 4. He handed for 339 yards and two touchdowns within the Wildcats’ 28-25 victory.It wasn’t instantly recognized if Valdosta Excessive must forfeit that sport.Garcia, the No. 18 participant within the ESPN 300, is anticipated to enroll at USC in January. He moved to Valdosta after highschool soccer in California was pushed again to at the very least December due to the coronavirus pandemic.A spokesman for the Georgia Excessive Faculty Affiliation informed ESPN earlier this month that greater than 80 switch waivers had been authorized for out-of-state college students, not all particularly for soccer.”It is as soon as in a lifetime,” Randy Garcia, a former Nebraska quarterback, informed ESPN just lately. “He is received one senior yr. He needs to play — it is necessary for him. It was a no brainer for us. And, sadly, there’s numerous dad and mom that may’t [move]. It is actually unhappy. There’s numerous studs in numerous these states which might be simply going to sit down out. They don’t seem to be going to play, and it is simply not truthful.”

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