Syracuse scored a huge commitment on Monday night when 5-foot-11, 215-pound tailback Adonis Ameen-Moore gave his verbal commitment to play for the Orange. We spoke to him to get the details on why he chose them moments ago.
"I just got off with the coaches at Syracuse a few minutes ago and gave them my verbal commitment," Ameen-Moore stated. "They were really happy to have me and I think they kind of knew I was coming at the same time."
"I talked to Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley first and he was just speechless," Ameen-Moore added. "He just said he was happy I was in his backfield and then he handed the phone to Coach (Doug) Marrone. Coach Marrone and I talked about some random things and he just welcomed me into the program."
Ameen-Moore's final schools were Utah and Syracuse and he talked about what put the Orange over the top.
"I got a better feel with the coaches up there and I liked the school more too," Ameen-Moore explained. "I want to major in communications and they have a really good communications program at Syracuse, so that was one big selling point. The coaches and quality of education was really the biggest part of it. I'll also be really happy to be playing on the same team as Jonny Miller. I'm going to start working on getting my linebacker Leilon Willingham a Syracuse offer and getting him to come with me too."
As a senior, Ameen-Moore rushed for 1700 yards.
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