Huskers host Heinrich

Jake Heinrich was last in Lincoln (Nebr.) for summer camp. He impressed the Nebraska coaches and an offer could be on the horizon. The standout lineman was in Lincoln today for the Huskers' season opener.

Urbandale (Iowa) offensive lineman Jake Heinrich returned to Lincoln today after visiting for camp back in June. The 6-foot-4 and 275-pound junior offensive lineman got to mingle with some other recruits and check out some of the facilities before the game.

"We just drove down for the day and came back tonight," Heinrich said. "We left home about 9:00, got there about noon and then had lunch with the other recruits. We got there a little late and saw the weight room and the major award winner area."

Being an offensive lineman there was a lot to be excited about today when it comes to Nebraska's offensive production. Heinrich was focused on one offensive lineman in particular and liked seeing his dominating performance.

"Nebraska's offense had a great day. They put up a lot of points and had something like 750 total yards of offense. I think that I am a great fit for their offense, tempo and style.

"I really watched Jake Cotton all day today at left guard. He was blowing people up and had a great day. Their offensive line opened up some big holes today for Ameer Abdullah to run through."

Heinrich isn't holding a Nebraska offer, but it's clear that there is a strong interest there. The Nebraska staff said that there is a letter set to go out for Heinrich very soon and there were new things to talk about with the Nebraska staff since his last visit.

"I spoke with Coach Barney Cotton and he said he was glad to have me come down for the game. September 1st is the first day for juniors to get mail and he said that he already had a letter for me set to go.

"I also had a chance to talk with Coach John Garrison. I told Coach Garrison that I was a little lighter and I had added some strength since he saw me this summer in camp. I am playing both ways for my team this year and have worked on my conditioning."

There are no plans to get back to Lincoln this fall, but don't rule it out. It's really going to come down to when the schedule will allow for it and if Heinrich has anything to say about it he will make it back based on what he saw today.

"I haven't really established anything to go back to Nebraska beyond this weekend. I am not sure which games I might be able to get back to see, but I would like to see another game and that offense."

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