Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema warned he would be laying low after abruptly departing the NFL Combine for religious reasons, but those close to him didn't expect him to go off the radar completely.
Coaches at San Diego State and others helping him prepare for the NFL Draft have not heard from Muema since he left Indianapolis on Sunday, and there is growing concern over his whereabouts and well-being, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
"I have no idea where is," a source close to Muema told the Union-Tribune. "[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."
"It's a big mystery," said Lou Farrar, Muema's high school football coach. "At this point, we just hope he's safe. As long as he's safe. That's all that really matters."
His closest family member declined to comment on the matter, according to the Union-Tribune.
The difficulty in tracking Muema down isn't entirely unforeseen given his comments at the Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday.
"[God] told me to sit down, be quiet and enjoy the peace," he said.
Muema did not partake in combine events on Friday and Saturday and told reporters he was "following God" when he left on Sunday. He claimed he was told by God that if he did not work out in Indy, his dream of playing for the Seattle Seahawks would be fulfilled.
An anonymous teammate described Muemas as "always really religious," but said his recent behavior is still puzzling.
"He talked about how close he was with God," the ex-teammate said, "but [what happened] was a little bit of a surprise."
At the time of his departure from Indy, Muema, who is rated the No. 28 running back prospect by SB Nation, was still expected to participate in San Diego State's pro day in March.