Garman Transferring To Oklahoma State

As we reported earlier this week, former Jones, Okla. high school standout and recent Arizona Wildcats quarterback Daxx Garman was at Oklahoma State's bowl practice on Wednesday and Garman has now told the Tucson Citizen newspaper that he is going to transfer to Oklahoma State and enroll for the spring semester.

Garman was visiting the practice along with his father and they visited with several coaches including head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Todd Monken to get a better feel for the team and they liked what they saw. Garman, who will be a walk-on for the Cowboys, told the newspaper he is excited about the opportunity at Oklahoma State.

"I'm getting the opportunity to move closer to home," he said to the Tucson Citizen. "My family can be more involved in the situation, and I felt like it's a better opportunity for me. Oklahoma State, they have a great football environment. The fans are great people there, and they support the Oklahoma State football program completely. I'm very excited to be a part of that."

Garman also said his decision is based more on going home than the coaching change from Mike Stoops to Rich Rodriquez and the new offensive system that is more zone read option concepts and less drop back or shotgun spread passing that suits Garman's talents better. He said he left Arizona on good terms and as an academic qualified student-athlete.

"We agreed on everything," Garman said to the newspaper there in Tucson, "and everything was left in good terms."

He will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible for the 2013 season as a sophomore. That will make three falls for Garman since he last played in a real game.

The 6-2, 185-pound Garman completed 134-of-210 passes at Jones High School as a junior for 2,107-yards and 23 touchdowns. He was later ruled ineligible by the OSSAA for violating the residency policy of the organization.

Jones was also declared ineligible for his senior season in Oklahoma and tried to play at powerhouse Southlake Carroll in Texas, but the district committee there and UIL ruled him ineligible in Texas as well. That did not stop Arizona from offering him a scholarship and he red-shirted last season as the number three quarterback behind senior and NFL prospect Nick Foles in Tucson.

We also learned that Garman, who's family owns a home they live in near Choctaw is also good friends with Mike Gundy's niece and standout softball shortstop at Carl Albert High School Madisyn Long. Long is committed to Oklahoma State.


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