First offer for Ameen-Moore

Adonis Ameen-Moore has been a dominant force rushing the ball for nearly 5,000 yards in his high school career and leading his team to back-to-back Class 5A state titles in Colorado. He is one of the top 2011 prospects in the state and finally received his first written offer on Wednesday. He named two surprising early leaders in an interview with

Colorado became the first school to offer Adonis Ameen-Moore Wednesday and Colorado State coaches have promised an offer from the Rams is on its way.

Ameen Moore said he is definitely interested in both in-state schools as he begins to take a more serious look at recruiting with his decision day now just a little more than a year away.

Ameen-Moore said he is excited to receive the offer from Colorado and is eager for one from Colorado State to arrive because they give him the option to stay home and play college football in front of family and friends.

"I'm happy because it's at home, you know?" Ameen-Moore said. "CU and CSU are always going to be in my heart because it's right at home and I know my family wants to watch me a lot. Those are two good schools I could see myself going to.

"I could see myself going anywhere that I'm going to play to be honest with you."

However, Ameen-Moore said the two schools at the top of his list at this early stage are Nebraska and Washington. He said he likes the direction those programs appear to be headed and believes he could fit into their style of play.

He ran for more than 1,600 yards last season and scored 22 touchdowns as Mullen won its second straight state title largely on the strength of its running game featuring the 6-foot, 215-pound Ameen-Moore. He has scored 59 career touchdowns.

Ameen-Moore said if one or both of the in-state schools turn things around next season, it would definitely improve their standing in his eyes, but he said both are in the mix regardless of the fact they are going through some rough waters.

"Just because it's right at home, they're already up there anyway, them and CSU," he said. "But that would always help anyway though."

Ameen-Moore said he gets mail from a large number of programs. He said Vanderbilt appears to be heavily interested, but it is a little difficult to tell who is most interested, at least before he began receiving offers.

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