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OSU football recruiting: Irving's Jaxon Salinas remained committed to Cowboys while teammate went through three schools

BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, Published: February 5, 2013

While his Irving, Texas, teammate and fellow offensive lineman committed and decommitted to Oklahoma State, then did the same to Baylor, Jaxon Salinas remained solid.

Irving's Rami Hammad had committed to OSU, but flipped to Baylor, then most recently to Texas, but Salinas never wavered, and adds another piece to a strong class of offensive linemen the Cowboys are bringing in.

“I had known I wanted to go to Oklahoma State since we visited there for junior day,” Salinas said. “My goal the whole time was to get that offer. I would have gone to Oklahoma State if Rami was there or not.”

At 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, Salinas is projected as an interior lineman, and should provide some flexibility for the offense in that role, either as a guard or center. During his three years as a varsity starter, he has played every spot on the Irving offensive line.

“I think that really helped me in the recruiting process,” Salinas said. “(Offensive line coach Joe) Wickline really likes guys who can play multiple spots, and I've shown that I'm diverse enough to play those different positions.”


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