Michigan offers 2012 QB

Submitted by umhero on January 27th, 2011 at 9:17 AM

I realize that 2011 signing day is still several days away, but Brady Hoke took time this week to offer a QB target for 2012 so I thought we should acknowledge it.

Zeke Pike

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 225 40: 4.7

Position: QB, LB
Year: Class of 2012
High School: Dixie Heights HS
(Ft Mitchell, KY)

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  Rushing Passing
Year Att Yds Avg TD PA PC Pct Yds TD Int
2010 (Jr.) 181 1,072 5.9 17 235 136 58.0 2,218 18 -
2009 (So.) - - - - 175 100 57.0 1,634 17 5

Offers from:

Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, West Virginia, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wisconsin 

The son of former Georgia Tech and Buffalo Bill LB Mark Pike, Zeke will probable the number one Pro-Style QB prospect in the country.

“I got a call from the people at the U.S. Army All American Bowl Game yesterday, and I was told I was the first player selected for the 2012 game,” said Pike.

“Right now every team is fair game.  I visited a lot of schools this summer, but I am interested to see who is going to come see me.  I kind of have some favorites in my head, but I hope to have a list of 10 to 15 schools by February,” said Pike.  When asked if the in-state schools had an edge, Pike said, “I don’t favor them over anyone else.  I’m really open to go anywhere, and I really want to do my own thing.  In the end it will come down to where my heart is.”

Sources:

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4533253

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Zeke-Pike-108631

http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2010/quarterback-zeke-pike-2012/

Comments

joeyb

January 27th, 2011 at 10:51 AM ^

Something tells me that whether we have a shot with him depends on how well Denard does in our offense this year. If Denard puts up monster numbers again, then we can legitimately claim that we would be able to fully utilize his running and passing abilities, which some other schools might not be able to say.

wlubd

January 27th, 2011 at 11:29 AM ^

Was being recruited by old regime as well. Brother of former Cincy QB Tony Pike if I'm not mistaken. Huge kid with some wheels. Also a ridiculous offer sheet. Not sure if we can pull him but he'd be the elite QB we're looking for in the class.

justingoblue

January 27th, 2011 at 11:50 AM ^

It probably shouldn't, but that just got me a lot more behind getting this kid to Michigan. Obviously he's an incredible HS quarterback, but his brother could ball.

Damn good football player and hopefully his brother picked up a thing or two. Would love to see this kid in some wings.

R Kelly

January 27th, 2011 at 11:50 AM ^

That makes me nervous. If he is Tony Pike's brother, I'm sure ND will get a real good shot at him.  Tony fit really well in Brian Kelly's offense, and I'm sure that won't be lost on Zeke.  I know its a long ways out, but if he isn't playing for us, I'd hate to see him playing for a rival.

justingoblue

January 27th, 2011 at 12:12 PM ^

As much as I respect Tony Pike (I was in the Pitt student section watching him play catch with Marty Gilyard to take the Big East championship and the BCS berth) his brother seems like a lot more of an NFL quarterback than he did.

Tony was good, even great in Kelly's offense, but this kid seems like he's going to be more versatile.

DGDestroys

January 27th, 2011 at 4:36 PM ^

Notre Dame is already in a very good position with 2 2012 QBs by the name of Gunner Kiel and Matay Mauk. Kiel will probably end up a borderline 5*, Mauk (yes, he is related to that Mauk), has received a lot of early interest as well.

But like I said below, Tony's not related to this Pike.

AnthonyThomas

January 27th, 2011 at 11:42 AM ^

"Statues" really don't exist anymore. The other top pocket-passers who we'll likely be after in 2012 (Connor Brewer, Mike Baker, Brian Blackburn) can all run. Every quarterback works on his forty time now and they're almost all good athletes.

As for Pike, he'd be a long shot. I'm sure the staff is offering him now because they know that. Who knows with the way they can recruit, though.