About a year ago, many University of Maryland Terrapin fans wondered if the athletic department had what it took to make the transition to the difficult Big Ten Conference. Fast forward 12 months and Maryland has turned heads with their ability to win key games in the league’s three major sports- football, basketball and baseball.
Now, the Terrapins made yet another major move adding former Oklahoma State Cowboy quarterback Daxx Garman. Garman has already graduated from Oklahoma State and will be immediately eligible for the Terrapins.
“We are excited that Daxx will be joining our program,” said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall. “He is an experienced quarterback who has proven himself as an accomplished starter in the Big 12, helping to lead his team to 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 is no stranger to transferring having spent time at Arizona prior to joining the Cowboys. Still, as a junior, Garman started eight games for Oklahoma State throwing for 2,041 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Nonetheless, it remains unclear whether or not Garman will be guaranteed the starting role in College Park with both Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe returning.
“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.”
The addition of Garman catapults Maryland into championship contention and could even put them over the top of many graduation riddled programs.
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