Friekh still looking

Layth Friekh currently holds multiple Pac-12 offers and a few others as well. Read on to find out where Arizona stands, where Friekh will take his official visits, and more.

One of the top players in the state of Arizona has been keeping a low profile for the early parts of the summer.

Peoria Centennial offensive tackle Layth Friekh has been spending his free time working out on his own and practicing with his high school team.

"My summer has been going pretty good," Friekh said. "I have been practicing with my high school team. I went to ASU's team competition and this Saturday we are going to Surprise."

The offensive lineman has a number of high profile schools after him, including Oregon, Arizona and Boise State. The latest school to join the mix for Friekh was Nebraska.

"I have a lot of schools that have been giving me offers and telling me about their schools," he said. "I like to hear about the different places and just take in the information.

"My last offer was Nebraska and that was about a month ago. They are right up there. I have heard great things about Nebraska. I hear that it's a nice little town and I like the coaching staff."

Friekh is taking his time with his recruitment and wants to get a chance to do all his research before making a decision.

"I don't have any top schools right now because they are all pretty close," he said. "I'm going to wait until I take my officials and then I will have a true top five."

The high school senior already has three visits lined up for officials, but will make another unofficial visit as well.

"I am going to take officials to Oregon, Washington and probably Nebraska," Friekh said. "I won't be taking an official to Arizona, but I am definitely going to go down there again.

"It's pretty close and I don't want to waste an official because I can just drive down there whenever I want to."

While Friekh mentioned that he would try to get down to Tucson during the season, he already plans on being on campus at least once in the next month.

"We are having a camp at Arizona in late July," he said. "I think that is about the same time they are opening the facilities, so I should get to see it. If not, then I will have to go back to check it out."

The Wildcats have done well in Friekh's recruitment, as the senior had a list of details he liked about Arizona.

"It is really close to home and I like that," Friekh said about Arizona. "My family could just go down and see me whenever they wanted to watch me play or visit me. I like the new facilities that will be opened soon. I like the coaches a lot too."

Friekh isn't sure what type of offense he would fit into best at the college level, but it is something that he is looking into. Arizona stands out in this respect, as it runs a fast-paced scheme.

"I like how Arizona plays," Friekh said. "I like the style and the tempo of the offense. They get the ball and go. There's no waiting and that is a dangerous offense."

Throughout the process, he will be keeping his options and eyes open. Friekh knows what he is looking for in his future school, but is still trying to find out new things about each program.

"I'm looking for a school with a strong tradition," Friekh said. "I also want a school with a good offensive line coach. He needs to be there because he wants to be there, not because he's waiting for something better to come along.

"I also need to take into account that I need a coach that is going to prepare me for the next level. I want to get to the NFL one day and I need to be able to have the skills to make it there."


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