Maryland has added a potentially important piece to its 2015 football squad, announcing the transfer of former Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman Thursday. Garman will be eligible immediately and should challenge Caleb Rowe for the starting position.
"We are excited that Daxx will be joining our program," Randy Edsall said in a release. "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."
A former three-star prospect out of Carroll Senior (Texas), Garman committed to Arizona over offers from Iowa State and Rice. After redshirting his first year in Tucson, Garman transferred to Oklahoma State, spending two years as a backup. After an injury to starter J.W. Walsh in 2014, Garman took over and managed to hold onto it, even after Walsh was healthy.
"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."
Freshman Mason Rudolph claimed the starting job later in the year, but not before Garman started eight games. As a junior playing his first collegiate snaps, he completed 54.9% of his passes for 2,041 yards (7.4 per attempt) with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In his career at Maryland, Rowe has completed 53.7% of his passes for 1,768 yards (7.7 per attempt) with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
With the move, Maryland now has five quarterbacks on scholarship, and five scholarship spots still open.