As a junior in high school, it would be easy to understand a young man being overwhelmed with attention if he were in the position of Zeke Pike. Pike has collected about 40 scholarship offers.
The Dixie Heights quarterback doesn't just hold in-state offers from Kentucky and Louisville. He doesn't just have offers from regional programs like Cincinnati and Tennessee. He's also got offers from Florida, Alabama, Auburn, USC, Penn State and Iowa to name a few.
"It's a fun process you have to enjoy because it only happens once in a lifetime, unless you're LeBron James," laughed Pike. "It's fun and I stay humble and give God all the glory and credit for everything," Pike continued.
Pike had a lot of fun on the field this year as well and while his team had some tough losses, he still made the most of the experience.
"I think I did well. There's always room for improvements and I'll never be satisfied. Throwing for over 2200 yards and running for over 1200 yards isn't so bad. So I was happy but not satisfied. I look to up those numbers big time next season," Pike continued.
"I think we underachieved a little. We lost some close games in the fourth quarter where we could have easily ended up 10-2 if we finished the game," he said. "For the most part, I was really proud of my team."
Now that the season is over, Pike has taken time to make some recruiting visits and has even picked up a couple of new offers in the process.
"I have had a chance to visit Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama since the season was over," he said. "Georgia was the last SEC school and West Virginia just hired Dana Holgerson from Oklahoma State. We have a good relationship and when I heard of the coaching change, I called him to talk. He told me I have an offer to West Virginia and I'm the guy he wants," said Pike.
Pike is also taking this time away from football to enjoy another sport.
"(The off-season) is going good so far. Right now I'm in basketball and have had a few coaches at games watching. I know more will be in to watch. I'm enjoying some time off, but still working out and just getting in basketball mode," he finished.