Arkansas has not had a lot of luck when it comes to linemen in the offseason as they lost Zach Rogers to a career change and now they are losing two more players. The first is redshirt freshman lineman Jake Heinrich who announced via Twitter that he is retiring from the game due to several injuries.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound guard out of Iowa will get the chance to finish his degree with Arkansas and keep his scholarship. He redshirted his freshman year in 2016 and was unable to play this year because of injuries. He was a four-star recruit in the 2016 class according to 247Sports.
The second loss is rising senior Joshua Harris who announced via Instagram that he will be transferring out of the program after he receives his degree.
These past four seasons have been an amazing experience. I’ve seen failure and I’ve seen success, but most of all I’ve learned a lot throughout this process. I want to thank my family for all the support they’ve given me since the day I made the decision to walk on here. I want to thank all of my teammates for the never ending brotherhood that we’ve gained along the way. I also want to thank all of the Razorback fans for the constant support that they show day in and day out. With that being said, I have decided to transfer from the University. After receiving my degree this May, I plan on finishing my eligibility elsewhere. This has been an incredible ride, but the journey isn’t over yet! #RememberTheName #OpenUp🐗🏈’
Harris is a rising senior and did not record any stats this year. He had eight tackles in 2016 and had another eight tackles in 2015 to go along with a forced fumble and a tackle for loss.
[h/t Saturday Down South]