Friekh's hard work pays off

Offensive lineman Layth Friekh has put in plenty of work and it paid off on Wednesday when he signed with Arizona. Read on to see what his future goals are, when he knew Arizona was the place for him, and more.

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial lineman Layth Friekh has a good frame that can easily put on weight while not losing any agility.

He already has great foot movement and with his improvement in his senior year, has shown that he has not reached his full potential.

Thus, it makes sense that the coaching staff recognized Friekh as a top target early and Friekh reciprocated the interest.

"I always liked Arizona since the first day," Friekh said. "They were always in the lead and when I took my official visit, I knew that Arizona would be where I was going to go."

There were numerous factors that put the Wildcats over the top, but it was the coaching staff that truly separated it from other schools.

"Probably just the coaching staff," Friekh said of the difference maker. "Coach Michalczik is a great coach and I feel he can help me get to the next level. He has been really good to talk to and the rest of the coaches are great also."

Arizona has been clear with what Friekh's role will be once he arrives at Arizona and he seems to be open to anything, as long as he can contribute.

"Coach told me I am going to play left tackle, but he will see when I get there," Friekh said. "They are basically going to put me where they need me."

Now that Friekh has signed with Arizona, he is relieved to be done with the recruiting process and able to look at his future.

"It feels pretty good just to know that all of the hard work I put in high school and all the practices and stuff paid off," he said. "It feels good and I am excited for my time with Arizona."

Friekh is not aiming small with his goals at Arizona and is blunt when asked what they are.

"I want to win a Rose Bowl," he said. "I want to win championships at Arizona and I think with the guys coming in and with everything they have going on, it is possible."


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