Friekh Favoring Two Early

Two PAC-12 schools lead the way for Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive tackle, Layth Friekh.

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive tackle, Layth Friekh, already has a handful of scholarship offers.

The junior spoke with FOX Sports NEXT about each of the five programs who have extended offers, in the order he received them.

Oregon State: "I like them a lot. I like how they're ranked super high this year. They were in the top ten most of the season, so obviously I'm going to look at them, since they're always competing. I heard the town they're located in is nice and I like their o-line coach."

Utah: "I haven't talked to their coaches that much, but I get a couple letters every week from Utah telling me about their school, the program, and Salt Lake City."

Arizona: "I like Arizona a lot, they're up there. I went to Junior Day there and I liked it a lot. I like all the new facilities they're getting and Coach Rodriguez seemed really cool. Even though he just got hired two weeks before I got there, their o-line coach seems like he really knows what he's doing. He's been around NFL teams and other college teams, so he knows what's expected to get to the NFL."

Washington: "I like them a lot too. When I took my Junior Day there, it was really nice. My dad and I went up there for the weekend and I liked Seattle a lot, it's a lot different from Arizona. The new stadium they're getting is nice and I like the kind of offense they run. I think Coach Cozzetto, the o-line coach, is a real good coach. They're up there too."

Arizona State: "It's real nice because they're close in town, so my family could come watch me every week if they wanted to. They're local, so they're recruiting me hard. ASU is up there too."

Friekh will likely end up with additional offers before it's all said and done, but a couple are already standing out. Who is he favoring?

"Definitely U of A and Washington," he reveals. "But I'm still open to other offers."

Next up for the 6-foot-5, 260-pound athlete is the NIKE combine in Los Angeles on March 10th.


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