August 21, 2007

NU Notes: Amukamara gets a look at running back

Last Friday when freshman Prince Amukamara was working at running back with Randy Jordan at the end of practice, Jordan said don't read too much into it.

On Tuesday, the 6-foot-1, 180 pound Amukamara was wearing a white offensive practice jersey and was working exclusively with the running backs.

NU offensive coordinator Shawn Watson said following Tuesday's practice the staff is working Amukamara at running back just to try him out at a new position.

"We take our freshmen and we bounce them around and we want to make sure we make a good decision for them and our team," Watson said. "We just want to kind of experiment a little to see.

"He was a high school tailback and we are just taking a look. Don't read more into it than you have to. We do it with all of our freshmen-we give them looks."

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