Layth Friekh says that he had a good spring. The 6-foot-5 and 260-pound offensive tackle from Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial accomplished most of his goals. The one that he mentions he missed on he didn’t miss by a lot.
“Our spring went pretty good,” Friekh said. “We can’t do 11 on 11 to restrict contact. I didn’t meet all of my personal goals, but I thought that I had a good spring.
“I wanted to pick up offers from all of the PAC 12 teams and over half have. I wanted to get better in my technique and I did, a lot. I also wanted to be a leader out there.”
Friekh is an athletic offensive lineman that really sets the edge in a spread offense. He’s the type of lineman that you put out there in space against the athletic pass-rushers and know that he can make his blocks.
“I think that my strengths are getting to the second level, pass protection and blocking in space. We run more of a spread, but this year we are putting in some Power-I and going to run the football some more.”
Friekh is holding offers from some big-time programs. One of the teams to come in most recently for him and extend an offer is Nebraska. Friekh says that the offer is about as new as the interest from the Huskers.
“Nebraska offered me, but that was an offer that I just picked up in the last two weeks or so,” Friekh said. “It’s pretty new. Coach Barney Cotton is the coach that is recruiting me.
“It was the first time that I spoke to them, when they offered, and they had sent me some letters before that. The first time I got to talk to a coach to Nebraska was when they offered me.”
While the interest and the offer are pretty new for Friekh from Nebraska he says that he likes the Huskers a lot. Nebraska will likely get a chance to host Friekh for an official visit, but it will have to wait until this fall more than likely.
“Yeah, I like Nebraska a lot. I am probably going to take a visit there. I like their facilities, I like their coaches and everyone has told me that Coach Barney Cotton is a really good coach. I would probably have to wait until the fall and take an official visit there.”