The University of Arkansas is off to a strong start on the offensive line when it comes to 2010 recruiting.
Joplin (Mo.) standout Jordan Rainey (6-5, 305, 5.3) became the second commit of the class – both offensive linemen – when he verbally pledged to sign with the Razorbacks on Thursday.
"Their facilities are just unmatched and you just couldn't expect it to be any better anywhere else," Rainey said. "I also really like the coach to athletes relationships they have in the program.
"(Offensive line) Coach (Mike) Summers is one of the nicest guys I have met, but also seems like a guy who will push you to your limit to get the best out of you," Rainey added. "That's very important if you are going to spend the next four to five years someplace."
Rainey, who joins Texas prep Cam Feldt (6-5, 295) as 2010 Razorback commits, chose Arkansas over Kansas and Kansas State.
"Another big thing is that weight room, which is just so impressive," Rainey said. "Kansas and Kansas State are nice, but have nothing like that."
Rainey and teammate Brad Hefley (6-4, 255, 4.8) – who is being looked at as a tight end - both took unofficial visits to Arkansas last Thursday.
"I was talking to those other schools, but coming to Arkansas and looking over everything just put them over the top with me," Rainey said. "I'm very happy with my decision."
Hefley, who will join Rainey at an Arkansas camp on July 19, is still going over his options.
"I think he is going to go to a couple of camps before doing anything," Rainey said. "I think it is going to be an Arkansas or Oklahoma deal for him."
Rainey notes that the Razorback staff expressed a love for his effort.
"I love pass protection, just love it," Rainey said. "The staff said they love the physicalness with which I get off the ball and how if somebody jumps up to try and tip a pass, I knock them on their back," Rainey said. "I love doing that."
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