that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Hayes was Ricardo 2.0, so this makes Barnett Ricardo 3.0?
Who did Hayes even recruit hard for us? I'm not refuting your statement, I just don't recall hearing about him helping a lot with any other guys.
Ricardo has some competition. He better step it up.
Let's hope he's persuasive. I suppose we'll find out tomorrow, when Pike pledges offers up his sword.
It's hilarious. I just came here after doing the same. I Googled "Zeke Pike" and hit "realtime" and got this:
Well that obvoiusly clears things up.
It sounds as if the Tom has spoken. All praise to the Tom.
I find it interesting that he does not mention biggs.
yes, very telling...
Looks like pike to AU dumb decision on his part but nonetheless a decision.
He was once a Michigan commit.
Pike's situation can be similar IMO
Nothing is certain until the fat lady sings (on NSD and beyond). If during the season Auburn's situation changes - we can well see him come back to Michigan.
Except coaching uncertainty played a large factor in Dee Hart's lack of commitment.
There is zero coaching uncertainty at UM for Pike. The people recruiting him will absolutely be here next year unless they fall into a giant hole in the earth.
Supposedly our looming excessive practice Sanctions hurt us in the recruiting realm....yet recruits looking at Auburn dont even as much blink an eye to their sanctions on the horizon... Why would pike choose auburn over Michigan right now is beyond me....but I will be very happy with russell Bellomy.
Reigning national champions.
Money from boosters.
Much easier academic expectations before going pro.
As a former college football player, the better weather argument always blows my mind. Why would anyone want to play in the deep south during August in all of that heat (other than if you grew up with it)?! 80 degrees and humid in football pads is bad enough, I'd hate to have to deal with it being another 15-20 degrees...
I went to airborne school in ft benning Georgia in sept and it was to hot to do anything especially run
I understand wanting to play in nicer weather for long. But if these kids truly want to get to the NFL they need to learn to play in the cold. I think the weather card plays both ways although I dont think kids look at it the second way.
If they considered having to play at green bay in december or new endgland. But also being 17 or 18 that's thinking way too far ahead.
if they decide to implicate Auburn - Pike may reconsider.
Also, didn't they also land a very good QB last year?
I know its a huge huge longshot that Zeke committs to us today. But I have this bizarre feeling about the Chris Barnett effect.
I am surprised how many people he knows. If he went to Arkansas you would think they would be a lock to get pike.