** Editor’s Note- Friedline was just offered by the University of Washington, we will continue to update everyone as the offers come in. Congratulations to Mason
King (Seattle) OL Mason Friedline got some good news this week when he got a call from the Colorado coaches and received his first offer.
“It was really sorta out of the blue for me,” Friedline told Northwest Elite Index shortly after getting the good news. “I hadn’t really talked to them that much, but they told me they were impressed with my size and my academics are what they are looking for.
“It’s exciting and it makes me really happy to know that I have an offer to play college football. I hope more will come in too, but it’s definitely nice to get that first offer.”
In addition to his offer from the Buffaloes, Friedline is also getting attention from schools like Stanford, Duke, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame as well as several Ivy League programs including Princeton, Yale and Cornell.
As a junior in 2011, Friedline started most of the season inside at center, but late in the season he made the move outside to play left tackle.
“I can play pretty much anywhere along the line, but the coaches have told me that having the skills to play center are something that really sets guys apart,” Friedline said. “(Colorado) likes me at center and I’m not going to argue with them, so if that’s where they see me, I’m fine with that.”
At 6’5″ and weighing in at 280 pounds, Friedline is a physical specimen with solid footwork and good technique.
Friedline has been invited to several camps this winter, but because of scheduling conflicts he has been unable to attend.
“I definitely want to get out to some Barton camps and if my schedule works out, then I will be there in a heartbeat,” Friedline noted. “With work and family stuff, it’s sorta hard, so we’ll see, but I definitely plan on getting to some in the future.
“As far as other camps and unofficial visits, I know I’m going to make an East Coast swing so I can check out Duke and at least a couple of the Ivy schools. Then I’m looking at going at least to the NFTC camp at Washington. I was there last year and it was a great experience, so I’ll definitely do that again.”
We will continue to keep track of Friedline’s progress and we will update news as it happens with him.