Prolific Receiver Likes Quarterback Zeke Pike

A class of 2012 wide receiver who has put up big numbers says he has an interest in the 2010 national champion Tigers.

South Bend, Ind.--Gehrig Dieter, a class of 2012 wide receiver prospect who was impressive at a seven-on-seven tournament in which he teamed up with Auburn commitment Zeke Pike, says he may be interested in playing college football with the five-star quarterback.

A 6-3, 210-pounder who has put up impressive numbers at Washington High School the past two seasons, Dieter combines excellent size and hands with good speed.

"I just have the five MAC offers and Tennessee is actually talking about maybe offering me pretty soon," Dieter says.

He notes that he hasn't heard from Auburn yet, but Dieter and Pike have discussed the possibility of playing together after they graduate high school. "He said he would to play with me and we had a connection right away," the wide receiver says. "We had a feel for each other just playing one time together."

As a junior Dieter caught 48 passes for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a sophomore he caught 60 balls for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns setting conference records in all three categories.

The wide receiver is expected to play in seven-on-seven events this year in Los Angeles and Dallas with Pike. He notes that he hasn't set up a schedule for summer camps yet.

Asked what he is focusing on in the offseason, Dieter says, "I am working on my overall speed and my whole game. I want to show people that I can do anything that is asked of me. An Oregon coach stopped by my school on Friday and said that he would like to see me stretch the field, but he liked everything else."

Gehrig Dieter (left) lines up to play defense in a seven-on-seven event.

Dieter says his best 40-yard dash time was a 4.50 electronically measured at the Under Armour national combine. He notes that he would like to run track for his high school team, but his commitments to the seven-on-seven competitions in football would interfere with that sport's season.

The receiver says that he has a 3.2 grade point average and wants to major in business in college. His mother is a former college athlete who played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



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