Auburn Football: QB of the Future Zeke Pike Arrested
For a moment Auburn quarterback Zeke Pike was clearly the future at the position for the Auburn Tigers, but on Saturday night, he was clearly drunk. He was arrested for public intoxication, per AL.com.
Sure, college kids drink a lot more than they should. It's a cold, hard fact, but that doesn't make it acceptable.
What's more unacceptable is the fact that he is still underage, and getting caught drunk in public isn't an easy feat.
If he's boozing that hard outdoors, what must he be doing in the comfort of his dorm?
Pike is an infinitely talented quarterback that officially signed with the Tigers back in February. He stands at 6'6", 225 lbs., which is basically blue-chip size for a college quarterback.
He has the arm every SEC coach desires, but he has wheels to go along with it. He is very similar to Cam Newton, and as a junior in high school, he threw for 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns while adding 1,400 yards on the ground with 17 touchdowns.
He will be a true freshman in 2012 and may redshirt.
The talent ahead of him in Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier does not really warrant playing him so early, but he is their No. 3 option at worst.
Pike has yet to attend one fall camp with the Tigers, but he is already acting in ways that brings shame upon the organization.
He has already engaged in some taunting via Twitter that has displayed his immaturity.
The future is bright for Pike, but he needs to remember that he will now be expected to be a man and immature, childish ways are not fitting for a college player in the SEC.
Things like this are not going to help his career at all, and the starting position is not a sure thing for him in the future.
Auburn has a verbal commit from another similarly built quarterback in 6'6", 210 lb. Jeremy Johnson, who will be a true freshman in 2013.
If Johnson ends up signing with the Tigers, then the battle between himself and Pike will be one for the ages.
Johnson cannot sign a letter of intent until February 2013, so until then, Pike is the quarterback of the future at Auburn, and he needs to start acting like it.
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