Name: Adonis Ameen-Moore
Position: Running back
Hometown: Denver, CO
High School: Mullen
2013 Stats: He was the fifth running back last year, so he switched to fullback. Unfortunately, the move didn't seem to help get him significant playing time. He only appeared in five games last year. Against Wagner, he had four carries for 26 yards.
2014 Projections: Ameen-Moore has returned to running back this year, but so have Prince-Tyson Gulley, George Morris II, and Devante McFarlane. At the moment, AAM is behind those guys on the depth chart, but people are quite optimistic that "the F-150" will contribute.
How'd He Get Here: During both his junior and senior seasons in high school, he was named the Denver Post Player of the Year. In spite of offers from Northwestern, Utah, Colorado, and Colorado State, he chose Syracuse.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars from both Rivals and Scout. Yes! BOTH!
Money Quote: On being sidelined much of last season:
As an athlete and as a competitor it was definitely hard, you know what I mean? But it comes with life. It had to be something I got used to and look at myself and figure out what can I do to help this team win. It was a learning experience, like everything in college.
Links Of Wonder: Check out more on how he's already making a good impression this season.
Twitterfeed: You can find him @ameenmoore34.
Tweets Of Wonder:
This snow don't wana stop— Adonis Ameen-Moore (@ameenmoore34) December 14, 2013
Ain't no party like a 'Cuse snow party cause a 'Cuse snow party don't stop..?
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: After a practice in March:
Adonis is the guy that is coming on. I think he sees some light at the end of the tunnel, and he's pushing those guys.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Back in April, HCSS said he would like AAM to drop 12-15 pounds to be agile enough to "make a move and be gone."
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: