QB Zeke Pike Profile
Clemson offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Billy Napier has already sent out a total of four offers to quarterbacks in the class of 2012.
And Dixie Heights High School (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) quarterback Zeke Pike, who was recently rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, is one of the lucky few.
CUTigers caught up with the 6-5, 220 pound standout earlier this week:
"[The Clemson offer] came Sept. 1, the first day I could officially receive mail. Each one of the members of the coaching staff wrote me a personal note in the mail," Pike said. "They said I was their No. 1 prospect in the 2012 class. They were really excited about me and they were offering me."
Earlier this summer, he spent time working out with Napier at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.
"We had been in contact with them and they just wanted to see me throw live, so that's what we did," Pike said.
The time with Napier during camp this summer was very productive.
"We got along really good. I feel like we've got a lot in common. It was easy to talk to him. I felt like I got a pretty good feel for him," Pike said.
He went into depth on his thoughts about Clemson, "It's a small town campus. It's definitely a college town. I like that. It's a beautiful campus. I can't wait to see what the game day atmosphere is like."
So far, Pike owns close to 30 offers. Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Iowa and Purdue are just a few of that have sent theirs in.
"Pretty much everybody I receive mail from, the coaches say we want you here and to keep us in mind," he said.
There are a few that standout.
"I kind of have my favorites in my head. Later in the season, I'm going to sit down with my mom and dad and kind of sort things out—get things narrowed down a little bit," Pike said.
He has a few areas he'll be evaluating as he works to cut that list down.
"I want to go some place where I'm going to love being four or five years. Whether it's football or not football, just somewhere I'll enjoy my college," Pike said. "Player, coach relationship—my assistant coach and head coach. I just want to feel like home and like family. I definitely want to have a good, strong academic program."
Full court press for four-star QB
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