Syracuse football is going to have an Adonis. READY THE PHOTOSHOPS!!!
Back on December 10th, Orange Fizz alerted us to Adonis' tough-but-valid stance on Averin Collier's departure from the program.
"Yes, of course, it’s gonna draw me to it," Ameen-Moore said of the carries vacated by Collier’s absence."[I'm] sad to see him go, but happy he did leave."
Whether or not that was the tipping point to get Ameen-Moore to commit to SU, we're not sure yet. I'm sure the massive amount of attention he got from Syracuse's coaches over the last few weeks didn't hurt either.
Two of them -- running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett -- visited the home of the Denver, Colo., running back recently. Last week, head coach Doug Marrone made the trip out West to pitch the Orange to Ameen-Moore.
On Monday, Ameen-Moore showed the love back when he decided to make a verbal commitment to play for the Orange next year.
The 5-foot-11, 225-pound running back is a three-star recruit according to Scout, Rivals and ESPN. The list of schools he chose Syracuse over, however, is the most impressive we've seen from a recruit in a long time. He had offers on the table from Colorado, Kansas State, Utah, Northwestern and Colorado State. No Akron here
Syracuse freshman QB Jonny Miller might not have played a down this season but he's going to get credited with his first completion in helping the Orange land Ameen-Moore. The two were high school teammates at Mullen High School in Colorado. SU fans also need to send a thank you card to Adonis' cousin who lives in Syracuse and has apparently been putting in the good word for us.
Ameen-Moore gained 1,763 yards this season, scoring 26 touchdowns and leading Mullen to the state title and an undefeated season.
Judging by the video evidence, Ameen-Moore is a beast, tossing linebackers around like they were receivers. That might not hold up in college, but dude's got some upper-body strength. Considering the Orange are losing Delone Carter and his pipes, Adonis is the well-named successor to that throne.
If the last couple days are any indication, Syracuse recruiting has taken a serious step up. Read up on Ameen-Moore here while you change your pants.