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Recruiting notes: Elite QB to visit

PITTSBURGH — Five-star quarterback Zeke Pike has set his spring-break visit plans in stone, and he shared the news with 247Sports before Saturday’s New Level Athletics Badger 7-on-7 event got started.

Quarterback Zeke Pike from Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Ky., says he will visit Tennessee on Tuesday. He also listed the Vols as one of six teams most likely to be among his top eight choices.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound standout from Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Ky., will be at Tennessee on Tuesday, Clemson on Wednesday and Georgia on Thursday, and he will spend Friday and Saturday at Auburn, taking in the Tigers' spring game.

Pike was hoping to fit in a visit to Florida State but couldn’t make it work.

He said he plans on doing some serious trimming to his list of roughly 40 scholarship offers to a top eight in May. Schools he mentioned that most likely will make the cut are Purdue, Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan and North Carolina.

Pike is the nation’s second-ranked pro-style passer and the 18th-best player overall.

— Wide receiver Anthony Cooper from Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Va., reports offers from Boston College, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan, with strong interest coming from North Carolina.

Cooper said he doesn’t have any favorites, but following recent visits to Virginia and North Carolina, both programs have caught his attention.

Ranked the 26th-best receiver in the country and the 220th-best player overall, Cooper plans to camp at Virginia, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Boston College. As a junior, he caught roughly 60 passes for 900 yards and 16 touchdowns, and also had four interceptions on defense.

— Running back/receiver prospect Dennis Norfleet from Detroit's King High School plans to visit Tennessee over his spring break and will go to Michigan State on Saturday. He added that he wants to get to Michigan in the near future.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Norfleet is ranked the nation’s 19th-best running back and the 244th-best player overall.

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