April 6, 2010

Ameen Moore has 'Mullen Family' at Colorado State

There's no question Colorado State has their fair share of talented running backs on roster, but with three being upperclassmen, the Rams are searching for fresh legs in the backfield from the class of 2011. One running back the Rams have keyed in on is Denver (CO) Mullen's Adonis Ameen Moore.

Ameen Moore was in Fort Collins on March 28, taking in Colorado State's third spring practice with his family. Despite the lack of protective gear worn by players, he liked what he saw.

"It was good, but they weren't in pads or anything so I couldn't see as much as I would have liked to," Ameen Moore said. "But still, when they worked out, they were working pretty hard and it seemed like the coaches were doing a good job."

Something Ameen Moore referred to over the phone was the "Mullen Family," with one of the members being 2005 graduate Ricky Brewer, a senior linebacker for the Rams. The two are acquaintances on and off the field and Brewer has served as a positive mentor during the recruiting process - even if it's not just plugging the green and gold.

"Rick isn't baiting me, but he's telling me what's going on and how he feels about things," the 2011 Denver product said. "He always tells me that it's my decision and to look at all the schools. He also tells me what to do when on visits and stuff and things like that.

"He talks about CSU too, because that's his home, but he respects me to make my own decision."

Colorado State is one of four schools that have extended early offers to the Mullen prospect. In-state rival Colorado, Northwestern and, most recently, Kansas State. Ameen Moore says he's already checked out a CU practice and will visit Manhattan, Kan. to see the Wildcats on April 30.

During this spring semester prior to his senior year, Ameen Moore is just trying to stay in shape, working out with the Mullen track team and spending time at the rec center. He said there is one main thing he hopes to improve on for next season.

"Just my quickness. That's about it," he said.

His latest forty yard dash time clocks in at 4.55 seconds. Being a powerful runner at 5-foot-10, 215 pounds, improving his forty time could be a startling combination of speed and strength.

Playing varsity for Mullen since his freshman year, Ameen Moore has steadily increased his season stats, rushing for 1,196 yards and 15 touchdowns his freshman year, 1,399 and 18 as a sophomore and during his 2009 campaign as a junior he pounded out 1,600 yards and over 20 scores on the ground.

The tradition of raising the bar is expected to continue in 2010, where he says he's planning on rushing for at least 2,100 yards.

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