"The facilities are incredible, the coaches are great, and Coach (Joe) Wickline is a straight shooter," said Salinas. "I went up there with my mom, my uncle, my brother (younger 14 years old), and my dad wanted to go, but he had to work. They showed me the entire place and then they took me over to the dorms."
It may have been the after the dorm tour that turned the tide as the unofficial visit turned to academics.
"They took me over to the graphic design department and gave me a tour of that," said Salinas. "It was neat and they have everything I need there for a graphic design degree. They showed me all the classrooms and all the faculty. It is exactly the degree that I want. Other schools had degrees similar but not the exact one. I really needed that degree to help me in the future."
Salinas is a very physical and strong lineman, and in run situations ofter puts opponents on the ground. He can use his hands and knows leverage. Salinas becomes the 15th commitment for the Cowboys in the 2013 recruiting class.
Offensive lineman Jaxon Salinas of Irving, Texas was in Stillwater on Monday and made a commitment to the Cowboys. The 6-4, 285-pound Salinas had offers from New Mexico State, Rice and Memphis, but the high school teammate of another OSU commitment (Rami Hammad) was starting to get some serious attention from major BCS schools. It would appear that Oklahoma State got the jump on that competition.