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Friends, coaches say NFL prospect missing after his combine exit

People who've reached out to 21-year-old former Aztecs running back Adam Muema in recent days say his cell phone has gone straight to voicemail. AP

COVINA, Calif. - Adam Muema, a former San Diego State running back who skipped out on the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this past weekend, has gone missing reports U-T San Diego.

Sources told the paper on Tuesday that Adam Muema, 21, had not been confirmed seen by friends or coaches since leaving the Combine on Sunday. Many people were tasked with assisting the former Aztecs running back in the draft process.

"I have no idea where he is," a person close to Muema told the paper. "[San Diego State coaches] have been trying to track him down, too. Every time they do, his phone is off.... It's a frustrating deal."

A spokesman for San Diego State did not return messages from U-T San Diego seeking comment.

Lou Farrar, Muema's football coach when he was at Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif., called it a big mystery. "At this point, we just hope he's safe.... That's all that really matters."

While the prospect's close family declined comment on the disappearance, Muema did suggest he would be leaving the public eye on Sunday.

From the Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday, Muema said he was "following God," and that by not participating in workouts he would achieve his dream of playing for the Seattle Seahawks, according to U-T San Diego. "[God] told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace," he said.

An unidentified former San Diego State teammate told the paper that the running back was "always really religious" and very family-oriented.

"We've had some kids on our team who were really outwardly religious - say a lot of prayers, get interviewed by the paper, thank Jesus," Farrar told U-T San Diego. "He was nothing even like that here.... He was a very quiet kid on campus. A really happy-go-lucky, big smiles all over the place. Just a great kid."

At this time, Muema has not officially been reported as a missing person.

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