Daxx Garman announced he was transferring from Oklahoma State back in March, and now we know where he’s headed. On Thursday Maryland head coach Randy Edsall announced Garman will be joining the Terps.
“We are excited that Daxx will be joining our program,” Edsall said. “He is an experienced quarterback who has proven himself as an accomplished starter in the Big 12, helping to lead his team to a postseason bowl game. Daxx is an outstanding student who has displayed tremendous poise and maturity during his college career. He comes in knowing he is competing for the starting quarterback position and is looking forward to the competition and being part of our football family.”
Garman’s journey to Maryland hasn’t been easy. His struggle for playing time goes all the way back to highschool. After transferring to Southlake Carroll he lost his senior year of eligibility after an overzealous reporter discovered Daxx’s family still owned their Oklahoma home.
Out of high school Daxx committed to Arizona where he redshirted his freshman year, but before Daxx saw the field he decided to transfer to Oklahoma State following a Wildcat coaching change.
After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, and being buried on the depth chart, Daxx saw the football field for the first time in nearly five years in 2014 after the Cowboys’ starting QB, J.W. Walsh, was sidelined with injury in week two.
Daxx’s deep ball was impressive early, but it didn’t take long for defenses to figure out the offensive line couldn’t stop them, and Daxx didn’t have the mobility to get away. The Pokes struggled, and Daxx took a beating…
Eventually the pounding took its toll and with just two games left in the regular season, Daxx could no longer go. Freshman QB Mason Rudolph took over the reigns, and in the process of leading the Cowboys to bowl game with a big Bedlam win, Rudolph earned the starting role for 2015. With J.W. Walsh also returning, Garman once again went in search of a new home.
“Coach Edsall has done a great job with the football program and he truly cares about his players,” Garman said. “I’m very excited to compete in the Big Ten Conference. Maryland is an outstanding university and I’m excited to further my education and continue playing football. I enjoyed my visit in College Park and I’m excited to have this opportunity.”