Bret Bielema and Sam Pittman have lured plenty of great offensive linemen to Arkansas since they arrived in Fayetteville, but few, possibly only Jalen Merrick, have hair this beautiful, which is a clear indicator of obvious future success. It's truly uncommon.
Jake Heinrich is the latest lineman to commit to Arkansas. He's a composite 4* prospect who chose Arkansas over finalists Oregon and Iowa State. He also held offers from Louisville, Kansas State, Cal, Illinois, and others.
According to Hawgs247, he said, "I just realized after I went to Oregon that Arkansas was a better fit for me," Heinrich said. "I was able to spend some time with the players, they’re all cool guys. The whole mentality among the program is, as they say, uncommon. They’re confident, they work hard and more often they not they do what they need to be. They finished strong, they really did."
Arkansas only signed three offensive linemen in 2015, and Merrick is the only one that projects as being a guard, so this unit should be a big priority this year. Heinrich is the second commitment on the line for the Razorbacks so far, joining Kellen Diesch.
Heinrich is Arkansas' 11th commitment in the 2016 class.