That would be a scholarship offer from Arkansas, whose head coach Bret Bielema, offensive coordinator Dan Enos and offensive line coach Sam Pittman have Heinrich (6-4, 283) all were happy to pass one out.
“Coach Pittman came to my school about a week ago, checked on my grades and he let my coach know how much he really liked my run blocking and my physicality,” Heinrich said.
“He said he just needed to go back and let the offensive coordinator and Coach Bielema see my tape and was sure they would want to offer me a scholarship.
“Coach Enos watched my tape on Thursday and gave his go-ahead and the Coach Bielema watched it and all three said I was the kind of guy they wanted to have on the team. So they let me know Friday that I had an offer.”
Heinrich even got a thumbs up from two of the Razorbacks’ younger offensive linemen in sophomore Frank Ragnow and redshirt freshman Brian Wallace.
“Coach Bielema told me that he had Frank Ragnow and Brian Wallace in his office with him watching my tape and that they were both excited about the possibility of playing on the same offensive line with me in the future,” Heinrich said.
“That means a lot to me and was great to hear. I am going to try and get down there to Arkansas this summer to visit as soon as I can.”
Iowa State (his first offer), Kansas State, Louisville, Illinois and California, UNLV, Eastern Michigan and Marshall. “This one from Arkansas is special because of Coach Pittman and Coach Bielema and all the great offensive linemen that they have sent to the NFL,” Heinrich said. “I know that if that is where I decide to play I will get developed to the best of my ability.
“I also know about how much improvement the Arkansas program has made under these coaches and know they are on their way to being one of the top programs in the country.
“The chance to play in the SEC against the best players in the country would be really big as well.”