Fountain Rising on Wisconsin's Radar

With the Badgers looking to add a couple more playmakers at the wide receiver position in the 2014 recruiting class, Wisconsin told Madison Memorial receiver Daurice Fountain on his unofficial visit that he could be in line for a scholarship.

Few in-state seniors have raised their recruiting stock higher since the beginning of the season than Madison Memorial senior wide receiver Daurice Fountain.

Showing a combination of speed and the athleticism that won him state titles in the 110 meter hurdles and the long jump in the summer, Fountain leads his team with 39 catches for 687 yards and eight touchdowns.

Having monitored his progress throughout the season, it appears the Wisconsin coaching staff is ready to take its recruitment of Fountain, who visited unofficially for the second time, up another notch.

"When I got there, I was talking to one of the assistant coaches and he told me he was happy to see me because Coach Andersen wanted to see me," Fountain told BadgerNation. "I next talked to Coach Andersen and he told me that his staff loved my mid highlight tape. He also said that they've been watching me for a while now and now it's time to really start talking about offering.

"He said he knows that Wisconsin has always been interested in me but as the head coach, I'm legit telling you that we are very interested in you. He then gave me his number and said call him soon."

Only holding an offer from South Dakota State at this point, Fountain does deny what an impact of having a Wisconsin offer would mean to him.

"It will mean a lot to me if I got offered by Wisconsin," said Fountain. "I've grown up watching Wisconsin, so to get an offer from them would be a huge accomplishment. I don't know if I would commit. I'd have to get the offer first to see if I'll commit on the spot."

Not only has Fountain made an impact as a receiver, the 6-1, 170-pound senior has also been an impact player as the Spartans' starting safety and on special teams, including a 99-yard kickoff for touchdown against Sun Prairie.

During the game, Fountain spent a good deal of time talking to Monona Grove offensive lineman and Wisconsin commit Jaden Gault, who also believes Fountain could get a UW opportunity.

"We were talking about how our seasons have been going and he was telling me he believes Wisconsin is going to offer me," said Fountain. "I just have to keep working hard and stay in touch with the coaches he told me. I'm going to keep praying and working hard, so I can finally earn the Wisconsin offer that I've all been waiting for."

Wisconsin currently has commitments from wide receivers Chris Jones and Krenwick Sanders in the 2014 class.


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