Not exactly sure when this happened, but quarterback Daxx Garman, who transferred to OSU in January from Arizona, had his eligibility waiver declined by the NCAA.
When Mike Stoops was fired from the head coach position at Arizona, Garman came back to his home state of Oklahoma to enroll at OSU, and walked on with the football program.
Due to NCAA transfer rules he is ineligible for the 2012 season, so he most-likely received all of his reps with the scout team during the spring. He also did not see the field during the spring game.
At some point, Garman applied for a waiver to bypass the year of being ineligible, but it was declined according to Oklahoma State sports information director Gavin Lang.
Garman led Jones High School in Jones, OK to a state championship before transferring to Southlake Carroll, High School in Southlake, TX, a known football powerhouse, but was ruled ineligible due to a transfer violation. He eventually enrolled at Arizona in January of 2011, and has been in a college weight-lifting program since then.
In warm-ups at the Oklahoma State Spring Game, Garman impressed me with the strength and precision that he had, and looked more than physically capable of playing college football as he’s not only tall, but looks as though he has been in the weight room. Had he been eligible, I have to believe that he would’ve been involved in the quarterback position-battle that just recently came to a close with the naming of freshman Wes Lunt as the starter.
Garman was ranked as one of the top pocket-passers in the 2011 recruiting class, but hasn’t played in an actual football game since the State Championship game with Jones in 2010.
- Brendon Morris