Pike Has A Ton Of Offers

Prospects don't come much better looking physically than Zeke Pike. But the 6-6, 225-pound Pike, who some have described as a "quarterback in a defensive end's body," is also a humble young man. When asked about his recruiting he passes it all off as it is no big deal.

"You know, I'm open to everybody right now," said Pike, a two-sport star at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Ky. "I did get 10 offers in the last month.

"I know something I want to do is get out and see some of the schools that I haven't seen yet. Schools like Michigan, Florida State, Arkansas, LSU, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. I don't know for sure, we haven't decided exactly, but those are some of the schools that we might try to get to."

Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin. Three of his most recent offers are Florida State, Miami, and Michigan.

He visited a number of schools for camps and unofficially last summer including Kentucky, Louisville, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and got out to the midwest to check out Purdue, Oklahoma State, and Iowa.

Last season Pike put up monsterous numbers by passing for 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns along with rushing for more than 1,400 yards and another 17 touchdowns.

Pike has a 285-pound bench press max and a 395-pound squat with a 30-inch vertical jump. That last number is significant because his other sport is basketball, which keeps him out of the weight room during some of the year.

"We start regionals next week and we are number one in the state (Class 6A)," said Pike with excitement in his voice. The starting power forward is averaging around 14 points per game.

Pike has a connection with Oklahoma State as his father, Mark, is good friends with Oklahoma State assistant coach Glenn Spencer.

"Oklahoma State is a great program,"' said Pike, who was at an OSU football camp last summer. "With their facilities and all that they have done they are getting legitimate prospects and they can recruits with Texas and Oklahoma and the other top schools down there.

"I enjoyed talking to Coach (Todd) Monken (new offensive coordinator) and was getting to know him. He is a good coach and Oklahoma State is a school that I am considering."

At this stage of the 2012 recruiting calendar, Pike is as sought after player as there is in this class.

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