Adonis Ameen-Moore plans to make a decision in December or January. "I want to wait until after the…
Player Spotlight: Adonis Ameen-Moore
"So far I'm up to five offers," said Adonis Ameen-Moore from Denver-Mullen, Colo. "Out of those I've visited Colorado, Colorado State and Kansas State. I haven't made it yet to Northwestern or Syracuse." Ameen-Moore said he grew up a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and they've been showing plenty of interest, as well as Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington. He thinks it's best to wait and see how things sort themselves out before making a commitment. "I'm going to keep my head open right now for new possibilities which may happen or may not," said Ameen-Moore. "My plan is to wait until my senior season, and by December or January I should be at the point to where I know where it is I want to go." Ameen-Moore has started ever since he was a freshman racking up 1,200 yards. As a sophomore, he improved to rush for 1,400 yards. He's used to playing and winning. Denver's J.K. Mullen High School has won the state championship the last two seasons in football. "The first thing I look for in a college is early playing time," said Ameen-Moore. "I don't want to sit. Academics are important too, but I plan on majoring in business or real estate and most schools offer that." All the schools interested in Ameen-Moore, 5-11, 215, are recruiting him at running back. At Mullen, a Roman Catholic private school in Denver with a student body close to 1,000, they don't use him on both sides of the ball. "Some of my strengths, I feel, is vision, power, toughness, speed, and the ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield," Ameen-Moore said. "Also, I think I do a good job picking up the block on a quarterback blitz." In the state semi-final game with Arvada West, Ameen-Moore rushed for 256 yards with one touchdown. He scored 22 touchdowns on the year. He was named All-Conference, All-State, and MVP of the championship game. As a senior, he feels he can do better. "I've been nominated as an Army All-American," said Ameen-Moore. "It would be great to compete there. I'd like to rush for over 2,000 yards next season and do whatever I can to help the team win a 3rd consecutive state championship." Also a basketball player at Mullen until his sophomore year, Ameen-Moore had two cousins play college basketball at Oklahoma. In the classroom, he reports a 3.0 GPA and plans to take the ACT June 12th. "I'm not planning on going to any camps or combines this summer," said Ameen-Moore. "I'd like to visit some out-of-state schools. "Manhattan (Kansas) was nice. I got to meet and speak with Coach Snyder when I was there. I thought they had great facilities. It's not too far from home. The running back coach, Dana Dimel, was out recruiting when I was there, so I didn't get a chance to meet him. I've talked to him on the phone though, and he's a real nice guy." Kansas State may take a few trips to Denver because they're also interested in three of Ameen-Moore teammates as well. Linebackers Leilon Williams and Brady Daigh, and wide receiver Rayshon Williams all have multiple offers and K-State wants in on the action at the Colorado powerhouse. "One reason I'm not going to be attending camps this summer is because we are practicing everyday," said Ameen-Moore. "I'm working out hard with my personal trainer, trying to get stronger and faster." Adonis Ameen-Moore wears No. 34 for the Mustangs. He reports a 4.57 as his best time in the 40.
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