Daxx Garman is a Terp: There is real competition at QB Now


Daxx Garman is now a part of a crowded Maryland Terrapins quarterback group. The Oklahoma State quarterback transfer is transferring to Maryland for his senior season and eligible to play right away.  Garman is excited about coming to Maryland and wants to compete in the Big Ten conference:

"“Coach Edsall has done a great job with the football program and he truly cares about his players. 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.”"

Head Coach Randy Edsall planned to find a graduate transfer quarterback after seeing Perry Hills and Shane Cockerille struggle in the spring game. Additionally, he made Caleb Rowe the starter for the team over the summer. With Daxx Garman in the mix now, he and Rowe will be in serious competition for the starting job.

The Terps will now have five quarterbacks on the roster for the 2015 season: Caleb Rowe, Daxx Garman, Gage Shaffer, Perry Hills and Shane Cockerille. With a crowded group like this, one or more of these guys may transfer elsewhere. That still is to be determined.

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So who is Daxx Garman?

He committed to play football at the University of Arizona out of Caroll Senior High School in Texas. He had offers from Iowa State, Rice, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Tulsa. He enrolled at Arizona but redshirted his first season (2011). He then transferred to Oklahoma State the next year, and as a freshman he had to sit out because of NCAA rules; but he did quarterback their scout team.

In his sophomore year (2013) he saw no game action; as a junior (2014) he played nine games and threw for 2041 yards (7.4 yards per attempt), 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

The new transfer will have to work to earn the starting job, but Maryland fans should pay close attention to what happens to the quarterback depth for the Terps as a result of him joining the team.

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