The Recruiting Guy:

Heinrich one of the freshmen to watch in fall camp

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Don, Jake and Gerri Heinrich celebrate national signing day.
Don, Jake and Gerri Heinrich celebrate national signing day.

Arkansas opens fall practice on Aug. 4, and freshman offensive lineman Jake Heinrich is one of several first-year players the Razorback coaches will be keeping an eye on.

Heinrich has the smarts and physical tools to possibly break into the Hogs' two-deep depth chart. Urbandale (Iowa) High School Coach Sam Anderson said Heinrich plays the game with an attitude.

“He’s nasty on the field but not nasty off the field,” Anderson said. “He knows when to turn the switch, and when he does, he turns it on.”

Heinrich, 6-4, 290 pounds, chose the Hogs over scholarship offers from Oregon, Iowa State, Louisville, Kansas State, Illinois, California, Duke and others. National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network rated him a 4-star prospect.

He has been impressive during summer workouts since reporting to Fayetteville.

“He’s a guy that’s very focused on what he’s doing and what he wants,” Anderson said. “He has high goals.”

Heinrich, who finished high school with a 4.0 grade-point average, has a bright future.

“Whether it’s on the football field or whether it’s at Arkansas or whether its the NFL or whether it’s in the business world, he’s going to do well,” Anderson said.

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