Friekh breaks down Oregon offer

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial OT Layth Friekh

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial offensive tackle Layth Friekh added another favorite to his list with an offer from Oregon.

Three-star offensive tackle Layth Friekh received good news from the Oregon coaching staff back on May 2 when he picked up an offer. Offensive line coach Steve Greatwood visited Centennial the day before according to Friekh and called him to deliver the news the next day.

"They said they liked my athleticism, that's the main thing," Friekh said. "They liked how I am built. They liked that I am good and not a bad kid or anything like that, and they liked how I'll fit into the offense."

Friekh visited Oregon back on April 27 for their spring game was impressed by the turnout and atmosphere around Autzen Stadium.

"I liked it a lot," Friekh said. "I didn't know there was that many fans that went to each game, even for a spring game. "

Recruiting coordinator Jim Fisher gave Friekh a tour of the facilities and the 6-foot-5, 260-pound tackle got to interact with some of the coaches and had a brief conversation with new Chicago Bear and former Duck, Kyle Long.

"It wasn't for a long time, but he was there and he told me that Coach Greatwood is a good coach and Oregon is a great place to play football," Friekh said.

Friekh named Oregon as one of his top schools, along with Arizona, Washington and Oregon State. He listed several reasons as to why Oregon is an attractive option for him.

"I like how they win. They're probably the best team in the Pac-12 right now," Friekh said. "I like the atmosphere. I like Autzen Stadium and how its always packed, it's always sold out and all of Eugene is behind Oregon football."

With eight offers under his belt, Friekh said he's looking for consistent coaching and good academics in the school he chooses. He plans on studying criminal justice.

"I'm just looking for a good offensive line coach that's committed to the university and not just there until he finds a better job, or the job he wants," Friekh said. "He's there as long as I'm graduated. He's going to develop me into a good player. Plus, I want a good academic school. I don't just want to go play football, I want to learn too."

Friekh said he plans on attending one camp up at the University of Washington, but will wait to take more visits. Though unsure right now of when he will be making a decision, he has a rough time frame of when it could happen.

"I'm probably still going to make a decision in early-August or late-July," Friekh said.

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