AUBURN, Ala. Freshman quarterback Zeke Pike has reportedly left Auburn and gone home for the rest of the summer following his arrest for public intoxication last weekend, according to AL.com.
An Auburn spokesman told the Ledger-Enquirer Monday morning there would be no official comment on Pikes situation.
Pike, an early enrollee and a true freshman who is a native of Fort Mitchell, Ky., has likely removed himself from the three-way race for the starting quarterback job, even though he had already clearly fallen behind teammates Kiehl Frazier and Clint Moseley during the spring.
He completed 4-of-8 passes for 42 yards on A-Day.
By heading home for the summer, Pike will miss weeks of informal workouts with his teammates leading up to the start of two-a-days.
Pike was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning on South College Street in Auburn and charged with public intoxication. He was released on a $300 bond.
A highly-touted prospect after his junior year at Dixie Heights High School, Pikes star fell on most recruiting sites after he missed two games due to suspension.
Pike missed Dixie Heights season opener due to a suspension for undisclosed reasons, and he was also suspended for his teams first-round playoff game, although Dixie Heights officials refused to give a reason for Pikes absence.
Before his senior season, Pike was also ejected from a 7-on-7 camp for throwing a football at an official.
Pike is one of four scholarship quarterbacks enrolled at Auburn. In addition to Frazier and Moseley, Central-Phenix City quarterback Jonathan Wallace enrolled at Auburn earlier this summer.