Duke in the Mix For MA TE/DE

Two-way end Arthur Fountaine helped his team advance to the District I State Championship this season and a nearly undefeated record as a junior and is hoping that his play on the field yields many scholarship offers. This summer he camped at Maryland and sub sequentially picked up his first offer from the Terrapins on September 1st.

Arthur Fontaine, a 6-foot-5, 248-pound end could play defensive end at the collegiate level, but will probably end up on offense at tight end. He is currently receiving his heaviest amounts of interest from Boston College, Boise State, Connecticut, Duke, Colorado, Syracuse and Maryland and has taken a chance to visit some of those programs.

"I camped at Maryland this summer and then they sent me a written scholarship offer on September 1st," Fontaine explained. "I liked it a lot down there because they have a nice campus for such a big school and a great coaching staff, including my coordinator Coach (Kevin) Lempa. I took an unofficial visit with my mother, sister and grandfather to the Boston College game and we had a lot of fun down there. The atmosphere was great and I enjoyed myself. They did not specify which position they want me to play, but tight end comes more naturally to me, so I am guessing it is that, although I wouldn't mind playing either side."

"I talk to Coach (Mike) Foley at Connecticut and he says that they like me at tight end," Fontaine said. "He was in the school to talk with Jordan Todman on Monday and said that they would be coming back to visit me this winter and hopefully have a scholarship for me after they review my transcripts. They want to see me get up on campus for a visit sometime."

"My mother and teammate Justin Mello accompanied me on two trips to Boston College for their games against Army and Florida State and from what Coach (Jack) Bicknell has been telling me they like me at tight end," Fontaine stated. "I like him a lot and the entire staff was great with me. I grew up a Boston College fan, love the campus and facilities and my sister goes there, so those are a few things that stand out with the Eagles."

As a junior, Fontaine made 62 tackles, sacked the quarterback three times and forced two fumbles. He caught 10 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns from his tight end position.

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