Five-star quarterback recruit Zeke Pike announced his college decision on Wednesday. Pike narrowed down an extensive offer sheet to a list of a few final schools that included Michigan, Purdue and Auburn. His decision? Pike opted to commit to the Auburn Tigers. Why? Rivals.com, via SB Nation, has his explanation:
The talented signal caller with more offers to count was simply taking a tour through the southeast late last week, when his last stop found him at Auburn for the Tigers' spring game. It was then that Pike had a feeling that he felt like he could not ignore. "It was a God thing, I can't explain it," Pike said.
Pike never singled out one school as a favorite before his Auburn trip, but Michigan was believed to be in good shape with him. The visit to Auburn obviously changed things drastically, though, as Pike is now a member of the Tigers' 2012 recruiting class. It's worth mentioning that signing day is still 10 months away, so there's plenty of time for things to change. For now, though, Pike is set to join Auburn next year.
Michigan will now move on and hope to land a different quarterback recruit for the class of 2012. Shane Morris, a 2013 recruit from Michigan, is someone that many expect will commit to the Wolverines at some point. Even if he does, Brady Hoke and company need the extra QB depth for 2012, so expect them to take a QB in this recruiting class.