CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Jake Garcia

position

Quarterback

Height

6-3

Weight

194 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Whittier, Calif.

High School

Grayson

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 18 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked No. 2 pocket passer quarterback nationally and No. 2 player in Georgia by ESPN…Listed as No. 46 overall player in 247Sports Composite Top247… Rated No. 5 pro-style quarterback and No. 5 player in Georgia by 247Sports Composite…Ranked No. 42 overall player in the Rivas Top250…Rated No. 5 pro-style quarterback and the No. 4 player in Georgia by Rivals…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game…Has thrown for nearly 6,000 yards and over 50 touchdowns in four varsity seasons…Threw for over 2,100 yards in both sophomore and junior seasons at Narbonne HS (CA)…As junior, completed 168-of-239 passes (70.3%) for 2,301 yards and 25 touchdowns…As sophomore, completed 153-of-202 passes (75.7%) for 2,130 yards and 15 touchdowns…Chose Miami over offers from, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Vanderbllt, among others.