Urbandale (Iowa) junior offensive lineman Jake Heinrich is on cloud nine. The 6-foot-4 and 275-pound Heinrich just picked up his first D-I offer. The first offer is the achievement of the dream to get a chance to go on and play college football.
"I got my first offer," Heinrich said. "My coach called my dad and asked me to call my recruiter at Iowa State. I spoke with him and Coach Rhoades about it. It's really an honor to get the opportunity to play college football. It's a great feeling."
Heinrich was in Lincoln this past weekend for Big Red Weekend. He was impressed with the visit and was following it up with a three day stay for Nebraska camp. He had to cut the camp a little short though.
"I was actually at Big Red Weekend on Saturday and did camp in Lincoln on Sunday and Monday. I was going to stay on Tuesday, but my dad had jury duty and he came and picked me up after the second practice on Monday."
Looking back at camp Heinrich says that he thought he played well. He said that he got a lot of reps doing run blocking and not a lot of pass blocking. Following up his camp Heinrich sat down with the Nebraska offensive line coach to review his performance.
"I thought that I did well. We did a lot of run blocking and I learned some things from Coach John Garrison. We had a chance to talk and he told me that I really improved my stock after my camp performance and that they were definitely interested in me."
Scout.com released their Top 300 for 2016 today. Heinrich made the list as a four-star recruit rated the No. 8 offensive guard in the nation.