Pike Interested In Irish

Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio has seen a couple of former players take their talents to Notre Dame over the years. One 2014 prospect with early interest in the Irish is Devin Pike. We caught up with Pike to learn more about his early recruitment.

If anyone knows how successful Brian Kelly was at Cincinnati it's Devin Pike.

The younger brother of former Bearcats quarterback Tony Pike, Devin, hopes to hear more from the Irish in the coming months.

"I've never been up to the Notre Dame campus," said Pike. "I hear it's great and hope to visit at some point."

The Irish have already taken an early look at Pike during the evaluation period.

"Coach (Mike) Elston came to Elder one day when we were lifting," said Pike. "I spoke with him a little bit and hope he'll check out what I do this fall."

After transferring from Reading High School to Elder prior to the start of the 2011 school year, Pike was forced to sit out the full calendar year athletically due to Ohio High School rules. But he is ready to show how much he's grown as a key member of the Panthers team.

"I'm not sure I understand the rule and it was rough and hard to watch every game and not be out there," said Pike. "But I feel the move has helped me as there is more competition here and I'm being pushed more than what I was use to at Reading."

Pike will play tight end and defensive end for the Panthers this fall and fits the mold of the type of player the Irish like to recruit at 6-foot-5, 225-pounds.

Pike is also a standout basketball player who will also play for the Panthers this winter.

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