- United States
- Cleveland, OH
- High School
- St. Ignatius
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1990, 1991
Post-OSU Update: Joe Pickens transferred to Duke after the 1991 season. After sitting out 1992, Pickens played sparingly for Duke, throwing 105 passes over two seasons and 11 games. He finished his Blue Devils career with four passing touchdowns and six interceptions. (updated: Sep. 2022)
Major: Undecided (1990-91)
Weight: 220 (1991), 215 (1990)
1991 Media Guide: Excellent young quarterback prospect who was redshirted last year … class drop-back passer, but agile enough to roll out when the situation warrants it … has great touch and good instincts, but needs game experience … hard worker and quick learner … had a good spring and could conceivably challenge Graham and Herbstreit for playing time this season, maybe even for the starting spot … has a very bright future.
1990 Media Guide: One of the top high school quarterbacks in the country last year and the object of a nationwide recruiting effort … consensus all-state and All-American (Parade, Street & Smith, Super Prep) selection … classic drop-back passer … three-year starter at quarterback … after a 6-4 finish his sophomore year, he guided St. Ignatius to 14-0 and 13-0 records the next two years, both of the latter resulting in state titles … threw for 2,240 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior … career passing totals were 5,140 yards and 40 TDs, both school records … captained his high school football and baseball teams … a pitcher, he posted a 7-1 record and had a 0.90 ERA as a junior … an honor student in high school, he plans to study business at OSU.
Personal: Hobbies include all sports.
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