Gunner Kiel or Zeke Pike?

Submitted by KrisGoBlue on March 25th, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Most of us on this board would be more than thrilled to add either of these QB's in this recruiting class. Given the choice however, which would you rather have? Both seem to fit that mold of big strong armed kids, that are the quintessential  Michigan QB recruit.

Disclaimer: I'm well aware that our chances of obtaining Gunner Kiel's services are slim.


Section 1

March 25th, 2011 at 6:07 PM ^

Warning -- Freep link: *

* [Sorry - Link is auto-formatted to go to print-only version.  It's the regular webpage that has the "Zeke Pete" photo caption.]

I'd never have guessed that even the Freep's incompetence would allow this photo-caption error to last this long.  Makes you wonder if anybody is reading it at all.  The Freep trolls will now probably read this and correct it.  We'll see...


March 25th, 2011 at 1:47 PM ^

Given the fact that I'm three classes ahead of Gunner and have played football with/against his older brother, Dusty (now for IU), I'll go with Gunner.


March 25th, 2011 at 1:50 PM ^

Being from Indiana, I suppose Kiel. Either would be great though. Kiel's probably a bit more polished as a pure passer at this point in his development, but it's not like we need one of them to start right away. Both have the potential to be great.


March 25th, 2011 at 2:04 PM ^

They are both "pro-style" QBs, but they can run too.

"Pike finished his junior season with 2,500 yards passing and 27 touchdowns. He also had 1,400 yards rushing with another 17 scores."

"Kiel completed 68% of his passes for 2200 yards and 25 touchdowns. He added 400 yards and five touchdowns on the ground."

"Kiel and Pike were likely the two best passing prospects at the Elite 11 Regional camp at Ohio State. Pike threw a tighter spiral with better velocity and accuracy. Kiel showed better decision-making and seemed to pick things up faster."


March 25th, 2011 at 1:53 PM ^

I'm inclined to go with Zeke but maybe I'm biased, given that he's visiting this weekend. He just seems to have a greater upside, and is the better athlete. Gunner reminds me a lot of Brady Quinn though, similar throwing motion and just seems to have a great grasp for the game.

Nosce Te Ipsum

March 25th, 2011 at 1:55 PM ^

Gunner is going to be the highest rated QB when the rankings come out (per Allen Treiu) so I would prefer him if the scouts think he is the best but there is something I really like about Pike too. I guess you should just be happy to have one of the two when all is said and done.

King Douche Ornery

March 25th, 2011 at 2:07 PM ^

Most on this board were probably thrilled with Justin Feagan, Shavodrick Beaver, and Kevin Newsome.

Four minutes of grainy Recruit-a-pruder film and we're all a bunch of experts.


March 25th, 2011 at 3:10 PM ^

That people on this board aren't part of the recruiting process and/or coach?? So your saying all they know is speculation and opinion?? Interesting, everyone else would like to tell you their gurus as we all sit in our cubicles and talk about what offense we'd run if Dave Brandon ever offered you a job. Love how people neg you, THEYRE ALWAYS RIGHT


March 25th, 2011 at 2:11 PM ^

i heard scout named gunner the first five star qb and people say hes the best qb this year but personally i like pike better. gunner sorta reminds me of jake locker with better accuracy while pike reminds me of andrew luck. and he also plays LINEBACKER. wat a boss


March 26th, 2011 at 7:30 AM ^

He has the offers to back up his high rating, I like his size, he's local to indiana and ND needs to keep the few good players they can recruit from indiana in-state, plus he has an offer and visiting this weekend.

I would rather you guys got Mauk or anyone else really, where did that random missouri fan go, he can have him.  Just something I don't like about him.  I am confident ND still leads for him I don't think he is at the top of the board though so I doubt they will let him commit soon anyway.