Video of Edsall's comments about Garman can be seen in the player above, which will begin momentarily.
Maryland transfer quarterback Daxx Garman has cleared the final NCAA hurdle that has stood in his way, allowing him to be eligible to play for the Terrapins during the upcoming 2015 season, head coach Randy Edsall said Thursday.
While speaking at Big Ten media day in Chicago, Edsall said that the program had received word that the waiver submitted to the NCAA on Garman's behalf had been granted, making him eligible. The news was largely expected.
Garman comes to Maryland to compete with senior Caleb Rowe, who had been the program's presumed starter before Garman's transfer.
Rowe was forced to sit out spring practice as he continued to recover from left knee surgery, the second major surgery on the knee during his college career. Garman's arrival gives Maryland either a player who has experience starting in a power conference or, at the very least, insurance in the form of an experienced backup if Rowe were to win the starting job.
Perry Hills, who saw time during Maryland's win over Iowa last season and has started in the past, is also in the quarterback mix, according to Edsall.
Garman comes to Maryland after throwing for 2,044 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions last season for Oklahoma State.
"Very smart, very cerebral, throws a very catchable and accurate ball," Edsall said of Garman Thursday. "The thing that I like about him is he's an experienced young man. He's a young man that won at a very high level, came from a very good high school program and somebody that has adapted and fit in very, very well with our team."