Friekh has a new top three,

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive tackle Layth Friekh has three officials in mind before making a decision. Which school from his top four has been eliminated?

Back in July, Centennial's Layth Friekh had a top four of Oregon, Nebraska, Washington and Arizona, and had scheduled an official to Oregon on Sep. 13. Two months later, things have changed.

"I'm not going to Oregon anymore," Friekh said.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound offensive tackle did not provide much of an explanation, simply implying that Oregon had fallen by the wayside among the other three schools and that both the coaches and him went there separate ways.

"It wasn't working out there," Friekh said. "We just decided to end it there." That Oregon visit will likely be replaced by a trip to Nebraska when they take on UCLA. He is also shooting for a trip to Washington on Oct. 12 and Arizona shortly thereafter. However, Friekh is leaving room for another school to come into the fold.

"I'm planning on going to U of A, Washington and Nebraska," Friekh said. "If another school comes up and I'm really interested in them, I'll definitely consider taking an official there too."

It's likely that the visits to Washington and Arizona will be short trips, with Friekh arriving early Saturday and arriving home Sunday night or Monday morning due to his football and school schedule. However, he now has a clearer picture of when he could commit to a school.

"I'm planning late October," Friekh said.


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