Northwestern offensive coordinator Mick McCall took a circuitous route to Northwestern. Among his…
Ameen-Moore Names Two Leaders
Adonis Ameen-Moore, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound four-star running back from Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., has scholarship offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Northwestern and Kansas State. Ameen-Moore, ranked as the No. 23 running back in the country by Scout.com, now admits favoring Kansas State and Northwestern slightly over Washington, Nebraska, Colorado and Colorado State. "I like the offense that K-State runs," Ameen-Moore said. "The Big 12 is a good conference and I like that coach Bill Snyder is back. He's a great coach and I think they'll be coming up again." Ameen-Moore plans to visit the Kansas State Wildcats on April 30. He says the school that is recruiting him the hardest is Northwestern. "My parents pretty much fell in love with their academics," he said. "But they like Kansas State a lot too." Northwestern's offensive coordinator, Mick McCall, used to coach Mullen High School and even led them to a state title. "We get along well," he said. "He's a Colorado guy and we can relate to things." The only junior day that Ameen-Moore has attended is Nebraska's, but he admits the Huskers don't seem to be very interested in him. "I don't think they'll offer me," he said. "They just don't seem too interested. "But I still liked their junior day," he said. "I loved the facilities there and it seemed like a nice place to live. Lincoln seems like a good city." So while he isn't holding his breath for the Huskers to offer, Ameen-Moore believes that Washington will come through with a scholarship. "They're very interested," he said. "I think they'll offer." Ameen-Moore says he may visit the Huskies this summer. "I like the Pac-10," he said. "It's always a good conference and coach Steve Sarkisian seems to know what he's doing." Ameen-Moore's former teammate, Devin Aguilar, is a sophomore wide receiver for the Huskies. "We don't talk a lot about recruiting, but he really wants me to go to Washington," he said. "He really likes it. He was actually recruited by Willingham (former Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham) and says it's very different with coach Sark. He says the hard work is paying off." Although both in-state schools are within an hours drive, Ameen-Moore says he never followed a specific program growing up. "Colorado is in a nice location," he said. "I like Boulder a lot. It's a very chill town. I also think the program is finally getting it into gear. "Colorado State has brand new facilities," he said. "And the coaches are nice. I like the pro-style offense they run and they think I'd fit in well with their offense." Ameen-Moore says he will likely decide in December or January. "I just want to think about everything after the season," he said. "I want to feel at home and like the campus. Plus I want to get along with the coaches and players too. "I want to take some visits and see all these places in person," he said. Ameen-Moore finished his junior season with over 1,600 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns. "I'm a great blocker and I run hard," he said. "I give it my all on every play. I'm tough too and have pretty good hands. I can catch. "I'm not quick, but I'm fast," he said. "I definitely want to get quicker and improve my burst." He says he can bench 285-pounds and runs a 4.55 forty. Ameen-Moore reports a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the ACT on June 12 for the first time.
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