Arkansas offensive line commit Jake Heinrich loves the football field, but he is also all about the weight room.
That’s why one of the favorite parts of his official visit this past weekend was the time that he got to spend with Razorback strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert.
"I got to spend 45 minutes one-on-one time with Coach Herb which was awesome." Heinrich said. "I was just asking him about different ways to train different body parts. There are multiple ways to skin a cat and he of course has dozens of techniques and not just one thing.
“The guys can’t say enough good things about him. I ran into people all over campus and they say ‘he’s the man.’
“The proof is in the pudding and those transformation shots are off the charts.”
Herbert is known for his intensity.
“He was given a presentation in front of the whole group and he was sweating bullets,” Heinrich said. “He was fired up. It was cool though. He even smiled a couple of times.
“He’s a good guy. He knows what is going on in the weight room, but (Arkansas offensive lineman) Frank (Ragnow) told me that he would go to him for advice on anything and that was good to hear.”
He also got to spend more time with new Razorback offensive line coach Kurt Anderson, who came to visit him in Iowa last week ahead of his visit.
“It went well,” Heinrich said. “He is a great guy. My parents really like him. He knows the Xs and Os naturally, but he is a great family as well and I look forward to developing under him not only as a man, but a player most of all.”
Heinrich got a chance to spend time with his hosts and current Ragnow and Dan Skipper.
“It was a lot of fun," Heinrich said. "I spent a lot of time with Frank Ragnow and Dan Skipper they are good dudes and great players as well.”
Henrich, recovering from an injury, expects to be a full go next week and can’t wait to arrive at his new college early this summer.
“I can't say enough about the facilities, which are beautiful of course, academics, this, that and the other – you name it, it is all top-notch,” Heinrich said.