Salako Confirms Visit To OSU

Alabama-Birmingham starting offensive left tackle Victor Salako confirmed Tuesday night that he will be visiting Oklahoma State beginning Wednesday as he travels to Stillwater and check out the Cowboys. UAB announced last week that it was terminating its Division I football program leaving all of their players as possible transfers to other schools that could be eligible immediately.

Our conversation with Salako was short and was only about a minute old when we asked if he was done with his final exams. We quickly ended the call when he said, "I'll be done here in a few minutes. "I'm in the library right now taking my last exam," the big 6-6, 320-pound Salako said.

We asked him to check back with us later after his visit.

Salako said before the end of the call that he was looking forward to coming to Oklahoma State to check out the program and was anxious to find out where he would continue his college football career.

The Alabama native of Grissom High School in Hintsville, has had a strong career at UAB starting all 12 games this season for the Blazers, who were bowl eligible at 6-6 but did not get a bid after the program was dropped. He played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman following sitting out his true freshman season. He is a second-team All-Conference USA Academic award winner from last season.

In high school he played defensive line his sophomore and junior years, and offensive line as a senior. He was a 2011 All-City Second Team offense selection and recorded 11 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack his senior year while being voted the team's best offensive lineman as a senior. As a sophomore and junior he was named team's best defensive lineman. As a junior he had 58 tackles, including 26 solo takedowns, four sacks, and three forced fumbles.



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