Two lead for Arizona lineman

Arizona lineman Layth Friekh has two leaders. Read on to see which schools they are, when he wants to decide, and more.

The Arizona coaching staff has made 2014 Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive tackle Layth Friekh an in-state priority and it seems the efforts are paying off.

"I've visited Arizona, Arizona State and Washington," Friekh said. "I have a visit coming up to NAU, then a couple visits scheduled after that. I would say Arizona and Washington are my leaders right now."

Friekh considers both of those schools the leaders due in large part to their coaches.

"I like Coach Sarkisian a lot and he is building a strong foundation up there in the northwest and they've done a solid job recruiting me," he said.

"I like Arizona for a number of reasons. It's close to home and Coach Rodriguez is building something good and on top of that they think I have the type of build that can play soon."

The Wildcats have been clear with Friekh as to where they see his future should he choose Arizona.

"They see me as a left tackle and that is one of the most important positions because of the different roles it demands in their offense," he said. "There is a lot going on down there and that's why they're one of my leaders."

Friekh is focused this summer on figuring out what school is the best fit for him.

"I don't plan on going to any camps this summer," Friekh said. "I want to spend this summer just getting better and checking out different schools.

"If everything goes to plan I would like to decide by September at the latest."

As Friekh goes on visits and narrows down his recruitment, he has a good idea of what he wants in a school.

"The main things I'm looking for is a coach that I trust and a school with strong academics," he said. "I want to major in criminal justice and I would like to find a school with a good justice program.

"I've got a lot of stuff to figure out in the next few months, so that's why I'm trying to take as many visits as possible."


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