After a huge seasonal performance that saw Adonis Ameen-Moore rush for 1,644 yards, named Colorado's…
No Bench Sitting Allowed
Adonis Ameen-Moore, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound three-star running back from Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., got his fifth scholarship offer a couple weeks ago from Syracuse. Although he's never visited the Orangemen, he admits they're high on his list. "The running back coach (Tyrone Wheatley) was a great running back and knows what he's talking about," Ameen-Moore said. "We already have a good relationship and I really like talking to him. They run a real good offense too and he thinks I'd be a great back for them." Ameen-Moore's former teammate and friend, (quarterback) Jonny Miller, signed with Syracuse in February. "He's says he loves Syracuse," he said. "He says the offense is really similar to what we run at Mullen and that I need to come up for a visit. It's cool that he's going there because at least I'd know someone." While Syracuse will likely make Ameen-Moore's shortlist, he says he does not have a favorite at this point. One school that he says he's not considering highly is Colorado. "They don't run the ball enough for me," he said. "A Dan Hawkins offense is more about passing and I want to be in a situation where they run." So while the Buffs are out, their in-state rivals, Colorado State, are in. "They run the ball quite a bit," he said. "Actually their offense is very similar to what we run at Mullen. I think I'd fit in well there. I like Colorado State a lot." Ameen-Moore has already visited Colorado State and has also been to Kansas State. "They run a pro-style offense, which is good for me," he said. "They like running the ball and I really like coach Bill Snyder. He's a great dude. The people love him. You can tell Manhattan is his town. He owns that place." He does not plan on going to any camps this summer. One school that Ameen-Moore would like to visit though is Northwestern. "Their offensive coordinator (Mick McCall) is a former Mullen coach and we have a great relationship," he said. "They've been to like two consecutive bowl games and that's good. The team is definitely heading in the right direction." Besides the schools that have offered, Ameen-Moore says he's also being recruited heavily by Utah and Washington. "Utah isn't sure if they're gonna take a running back this year," he said. "But they said I'm high on their list." "Washington has been sending lot of emails," he said. Ameen-Moore plans to make a decision in December or January. "I want to wait until after the season is over," he said. "I'll make a decision with a clear mind. "The most important thing to me is playing time," he said. "I'll look at the depth chart because I want to play as a true freshman. I've been playing since I was six and I don't know how to sit on the bench." Besides early playing time, Ameen-Moore says he wants to have a good relationship with the coaches. "I'd like to have a nice repoire with the staff," he said. "And play for coaches that are more offensive-minded." Ameen-Moore is ranked as the No. 68 running back in the country by Scout.com. He reports a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the ACT on June 12 for the first time.
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