Duke Checks In On Mass. Tight End Prospect

North Dartmouth, Mass., product Arthur Fontaine picked up his third written scholarship offer on Monday and is hearing from a large group of other programs. He is in the process of figuring out which schools he will travel to visit over Easter Break and talked about them with us recently.

Arthur Fontaine picked up two early offers from Maryland and Boston College and on Monday the University of Connecticut extended him his third offer when two members of the coaching staff called to speak with him at Dartmouth High School. Fontaine has been receiving plenty of interest from other programs as well and talked about which ones he may visit in the spring.

"Head Coach (Randy) Edsall and Coach (Mike) Foley from Connecticut were supposed to come down on Monday to meet with me, but the weather wasn't good here and school got cancelled, so they called me on the phone instead," Fontaine said. "They offered me a scholarship to play for the Huskies, so I was excited about that. I have a few friends that already go there and my teammate Jordan Todman says they have the best facilities he has seen and liked them enough to commit, so I'm going to go take a visit there. It would definitely be cool to go to college with Jordan."

The 6-foot-5, 248-pound tight end prospect also talked about his plans for the spring.

"Penn State is coming down to talk to Jordan and I very soon and they are a school that I am going to visit in the spring," Fontaine explained. "Duke was in here recently and I have been hearing from Syracuse and Purdue too. I am planning on visiting Boston College in the spring and will check out some schools down south as well, including Vanderbilt."

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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