IRVING, Texas — When Jaxon Salinas went to Oklahoma State's junior day last year, many of the program's typical recruiting selling points stood out to him.
Top-notch facilities. An energetic coaching staff. Forty nine wins over the last five seasons.
But one unique factor made OSU Salinas' top choice — the school's graphic design program.
So when the two-star offensive lineman from Irving (Texas) got an offer from the Cowboys during a visit last summer, the choice was easy. And he made the decision official on Wednesday, signing his letter of intent with OSU.
“If I get here, it'll be a miracle,” Salinas remembers thinking during junior day. “I truly love this place. Eventually, I got (the offer). I was very happy the day I did.”
Salinas' interest in graphic design was sparked when he took a class in the subject during his sophomore year of high school. Since then, he's designed a logo for a family friend's fishing lure company. After his football career ends, he hopes to work in advertising.
“I've always liked drawing,” Salinas said. “But in the computer, I can perfect it.”