Garman was part of teammate David Glidden's competition day team in the Cowboys offseason and made several winning efforts in the various strength and skills events in the semifinals two weeks ago. But this past week when Team Glidden lost in the finals against Team (Emmanuel) Ogbah, Garman was absent.
Head coach Mike Gundy told David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest on Friday that they are waiting to see what Garman will do.
"He's got some decisions to make," Gundy said in the interview. "He could very well be with us or he could decide, 'Hey, I want an opportunity to go and be the main guy at another school,' so we just kind of have to play it by ear and see how it works."
The 6-2, 205-pound Garman has a well traveled past having attempted to play at three different high schools and as a result missed his senior season at Southlake Carroll in Texas. He signed to play at Arizona but got caught up in a coaching change where the offense wasn't going to be the best for his skills and he transferred to Oklahoma State as a walk-on.
Awarded a scholarship, Garman ended up starting eight games last season with the Cowboys going 4-4.
His strong arm and downfield passing skill was a major weapon early, but as defenses discovered the Cowboys offensive line problems and that Garman was rusty in processing the short-to-medium passing game the offense struggled.
Garman finished the season 152-of-277 passing for 2,041 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He was beat up pretty good and in his last game against Texas was sacked seven times. The next week Mason Rudolph made his debut against Baylor.
Garman is expected to be third on the spring depth chart if he plays. Gundy has named Mason Rudolph the starting quarterback and it is expected that senior J.W. Walsh is second on the depth chart. The Cowboys also have walk-on Taylor Cornelius and newcomer and freshman scholarship quarterback John Kolar, who enrolled early.
That leaves Garman with the decision. Honestly, Gundy and those close to the Cowboys program would like to see Garman, a good student who is scheduled to complete his undergraduate degree in May, to put down roots and finish his college career at Oklahoma State. His play last season and flat out bravery and guts have earned him respect among teammates and all those in the program.
"He's got to decide what he wants to do for his career and we've asked him to do that before spring ball starts, so we'll know something from him the first of the week," Gundy added in talking to Fox Sports Southwest.