but Hurray for optimism!
KY QB Zeke Pike Interested in Michigan
Pike would be a great coup for UM and definitely a sign that this staff is a very good recruitng one. I still don't think we'll end up getting Pike, but still this is a positive sign that the Michigan brand is still very much intact
His film was fantastic. This would be amazing.
Wow!! At about the .20 mark he gets out and blocks about 3 guys in front of his RB. I would love for this guy to go Blue.
He's officially on my wish list.
He puts his blocking in his highlight tape. Awesome
Let's get him on campus and get him interested
I think he's already interested, now it's time to get him to commit.
There are a few QBs that I wouldn't mind seeing go blue. Fact is, even if we have Gardner, it never hurts to have some depth. This guy looks like an absolute stud and it never hurts to have another stud in your stable.
I'm absolutely chuffed that we're on his early list of schools he's interested in though.
...officially echo that sentiment. He looks like a man among boys and you can tell he likes the contact Jim McMahon style.
Old School Jim McMahon reference. Well played.
I love his blocking during the second play starting at :14. He can throw, run and block.
Batman. You guys posted the same thing at the same time. Too funny. Probably need to lay off the mind melds. Just saying...
Dude is huge
WOW...Not too often you see a kid in his junior year at his size move like that. He's athletic, got a rocket for an arm, tough nosed (pile drive blocking 3 guys in 1 play), plays LB and only going to get better.
After seeing this....I WANT THIS KID IN A WINGED HELMET GOSH DAMN IT!!!!
This kids offer sheet is absolutely, stupidly amazing. It's great that he's considering Michigan. Whether he comes here or not, it can't hurt to be in the discussion.
I already like this kid.
Me too, we probably know each other
Which pledge class?
Phi class here.
Heck yeah, brosef!
I graduated from osu a couple of years ago, alpha rho chapter.
Could you imagine? We would perhaps have the greatest QB depth in the country.
Devin Gardner and Zeke Pike competing to be the starting QB can only mean we win as fans. I doubt he comes but a man can dream!
And both might be behind a senior Denard Robinson.
Assuming that Devin is granted the medical RS, he would have 3 years left when Pike steps on campus. Do you see this as something that would deter Pike? Or, is this kid so good that he wouldn't look at depth charts?
Kids like pike who are elite recruits (his offers are what I'm basing elite on right now) don't see themselves as back ups and don't shy away from competition. I think he will see denard has one year left and see it as a great opportunity to start soon. When your starter graduates te position isn't automatically the backups.
I'm not sure if I agree with you here. When there's only one starting spot (like the QB position), I definitely think kids look at the depth chart. This might not apply to a school that has a steady flow of NFL quarterback talent (like USC, for example) because the kids have a pretty good idea that they'll get a shot at the NFL whenever their time does come.
But you'll often see a team take a stud quarterback . . . then take a mediocre quarterback for a year or two . . . then get another stud quarterback. There's a reason that Kevin Sousa was the quarterback most interested in playing at Michigan, and not someone like Christian LeMay or Braxton Miller . . .
I think it's a little bit different at, say, running back or wide receiver, because at least two or three guys are going to get significant playing time each game. But I think most quarterbacks take a long, hard look at the depth chart.
I agree somewhat. I believe we can land an elite qb this year. No one know hows good Gardner will be. I have high hopes for him, but I don't think people look at who's the back up compaired to the number of people back there. Elite talents think they are better then the others usually and they beleive they can beat out the competition whn the current starter leaves. He will only have to sit one year under denard until the qb battle begins again where he could have a legit shot in the new offense.
Hmm....We could land both a Biegel and a Pike. Are animalistic last names our new recruiting niche?
I actually recently heard that we may have some interest from 4* TX S Dontravious Kitty.
Biegel and Kitty. If we were to land them and they weren't roommates...
I feel like he would probably want to go to a school where he can see the field before he is a red shirt junior. But realistically all of those schools he mentioned will be at similar places with their Qbs as they all brought in highly touted qbs.
at QB. Plus I like his name. Have we ever had a Zeke play here? (At least in the last 50 years).
Let's turn this interest into an official visit!
Looks like Hoke is gone fishing for some...
... zeke pike
O M G!
He likes Michigan....Michigan likes you too! xoxoxo
I'm sorry but the xoxoxo is really creepy. Could and should have left that out.
That was the point...
Could that be Tebow 2.0? Gotta love the blocking mentality!
We need to get this kid on campus this spring. Michigan's campus probably does a better job at selling to recruits than just about any coach could. Get him on campus, preferably in spring, and reel in some Pike.
All prospects that are offered UM shollies are "interested" in Michigan.
Devin Gardner, especially if he's granted his redshirt..Scares Pike Away..
He's an athlete and going by his offer sheet he's one of the best at his position in the country. I doubt he's afraid of competition.
Is he related to the Pike at Cincinnati?
No. There's been some confusion about that but he's not. Just same last name and similar size, playing style
Is he a northern pike? We need to land a big fish in this next class (at QB), this guys sounds perfect.
I like it - he's even got a QB-sounding name, in a way.
His offer list is quite good.
Gotta love a QB who is tough enough to play linebacker as well. I like....
I sure hope he has a younger brother named Zebulon.
Preferably a mountain-sized defensive tackle.
he visits that will give us a shot.GO BLUE!!!
This guy looks sick... If he came here I would say he is gonna have to sit for a few years... I dont see Denard going anywhere anytime soon and to be honest Gardner looks like he could be a stud too... We will see but did you see that guy block... CRAZY
when you watch a video of a 17 year old stronger than you. Please come kill Buckeyes.
My son Zeke highly approves of this recruit.
Is he related to the Pike that went to Cincinatti?
is cool with me
6 5, awesome mobility for that size solid arm. gonna be tough for michigan to land him but we should pursue!