Both C.L. Brown of the Courier-Journal and Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com have confirmed that former Auburn quarterback Zeke Pike has transferred to Louisville and is currently on campus. AuburnUndercover.com reported on Friday evening that Pike would be a Cardinal, but until earlier today nothing had been officially confirmed.
Pike enrolled at Auburn in January after graduating early from Dixie Heights High School. He was sent home during the summer after he was arrested for public intoxication. Coach Gene Chizik said last week that he informed Pike he could not return to Auburn. Because Pike participated in spring practice with the Tigers he will be forced to sit out this season, due to the NCAA transfer rule. He will still be able to practice with the team.
Pike was rated as one of the top overall quarterback prospects in the 2011 class, but will play tight end for the Cardinals. At 6-foot-5 225-pounds, Pike definitely has the size and athleticism to play the play the tight end position. He was also a basketball prospect in high school. With Louisville’s future at quarterback pretty much set for the next five years, it makes sense for him to play tight end. However, I have to think that he had options to transfer to other schools and continue playing quarterback, considering he was once rated as one of the top pocket QB’s in the country.