2019 Aldine MacArthur LB/DE Omar Salinas Raves About Getting Offer From Bethany College

What was growing up like for you as a child? Growing up it was hard for me and my family my dad was the only one working so he would struggle paying the bills and we had to keep constantly moving to apartment to apartment at times we barely had food in the fridge but […]

What was growing up like for you as a child?

Growing up it was hard for me and my family my dad was the only one working so he would struggle paying the bills and we had to keep constantly moving to apartment to apartment at times we barely had food in the fridge but seeing my dad working hard and as a undocumented immigrant sparked something in me to push myself to be better and help my family out.

Did you grow up playing football?

I didn’t grow up playing football it was actually soccer but I started playing football in 6th grade but it was backyard football like tackling without no pads then in my 7th grade year is when I started playing football for an actual team.

How did your parents feel about football?

My parents didn’t like the idea of me playing football because they thought I would get hurt, but my grandpa was the one who got me into playing this sports and I thank him for everything he done for me he was the one that took care of me when my parents couldn’t due to money issues and he was the one that kept me out of trouble.

Have you ever went to a football camp to gain exposure?

I only camps I attended were 2 camps. The first one was the SPE Elite National Camp in Sulphur, Louisiana and The Sam Houston camp.

What are the coaches at Macarthur teaching you?

The coaches at Mac are amazing coaches they taught me how to keep my head up when times get tuff, how to push myself and also taught me how to be a young men and how I should keep fighting through every obstacle that is put in my way I’m thankful for these coaches.

Advice you would like to give other kids that look up to you?

My advice for the younger people is to listen to your coaches and stay focus in school keep working hard and your all of your hard work would be rewarded.

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