Oklahoma State football recruiting: Cowboys had Jaxon Salinas sold after junior day

“If I get here, it'll be a miracle,” Salinas remembers thinking during junior day. “I truly love this place.”
by Gina Mizell Published: February 6, 2013

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.”

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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