Pike will be attending Auburn University. Pike said he chose Auburn because "they have the best coaches, fans and players in the country. Pike said he actually committed to Auburn during the spring game and kept it private until his announcement. Pike announced in the auditorium of Dixie Heights filled with reporters, family and friends. Pike said he was going to, then paused, stood up and walked behind the curtain and then re-emerged in an Auburn hat and tie. He said the idea actually came from his mom right before the announcement was to be made.
Pike said he felt at home with the coaches at Auburn saying "they all felt like dad's to me by the time I left, I just felt really comfortable." Pike said he was already in contact with some other top recruits and said Auburn would have the #1 recruiting class this year if he has anything to say about it. He said he wants to play with the top players and compete for an SEC title and national championship when he gets to campus. His mom agreed that there was something different about Auburn, "when we went there it seemed like we all just felt at home, it was different than the other places we visited even though they were all great." His final list consisted of Auburn, Tennessee, Purdue, Michigan and Arkansas.
Pike hasn't decided if he will attend Auburn beginning in January or wait until after the spring semester of his senior year is over due to playing basketball. Zeke thanked all of his former and current coaches and said he was comfortable with his decision because "if God is with you helping you make a decision it cannot be wrong." Pike reiterated that he would not be looking at any other schools and his decision is a final one. "Having the opportunity to commit to the defending national champions is a dream and I can't wait to get there." Pike said he ruled out the in state schools of UK and UL because he wanted to get away and meet new people have new experiences.
Pike will be looking to lead Dixie Heights to a state championship next season before making the leap to college. Before Pike ended the press conference he asked to say two more words, which happened to be "War Eagle."