Salinas To Visit Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State has already tapped into Irving High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an offensive line commitment in the 2013 class with Rami Hammad. Now his teammate Jaxon Salinas (6-4, 300) is expected to be in Stillwater on Friday for an unofficial visit with the Cowboys.

Salinas had not been as widely recruited as Hammad but that process has been steadedly picking up for him since the spring.

"Right now, Rice, Memphis, and the most recent one is New Mexico State," Salinas told Greg Powers of and when asked about his offers. "I just really appreciate it -- and finally being recognized. I have worked hard and I know I can play. I felt unappreciated but now I feel like I am finally being recognized."

Watching tape of Salinas as he is playing center on that Irving High School offensive line shows that he is very physical and shows great strength with a 300-plus bench press and close to 500-pound squat max. He locks up and often times puts his defender on the ground.

"Aggressiveness," Salinas began as he talked about his strengths as a player. "I have the mental part down. I know what it takes to be an offensive lineman and I can be nasty, and I can go with the best of them."

Salinas is hearing from other schools and Oklahoma State may be ahead of the curve with schools like TCU, Stanford, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Boise State showing interest.

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