Last fall, when GoBlueWolverine went out to Whitehall to check in on Ryan Van Bergen during several games, one player that repeatedly stood out was their WR/CB, Tony Fountain. An excellent all-around athlete, Fountain not only had a great season on the football field, but also produced great results in track.
”I’ve been tearing up track lately,” he said. “I set a school record with a 21.9 in the 200m. I also beat Ronald Johnson at a city meet about two weeks ago. [USC TE coach] Brennan Carroll was on hand to watch. But our team is undefeated and I am to posting one of the best times out there.”
During that city meet, Fountain just nipped Muskegon’s Johnson in a photo finish during the 200m dash. But with the track season wrapping up, he is turning his attention to the recruiting attention he has been receiving of late and filling out his summer schedule.
”I’m waiting to see if Michigan and Michigan State are recruiting me,” he reported, “I have Central Michigan recruiting me right now and I know my grades aren’t where they should be, but I’ve been working very hard and I’ll be going to summer school.”
Fountain is only waiting on the Wolverines because he missed an opportunity a few weeks back to talk to a member of the staff.
”Coach Stripling was out at our school a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t there because I had to finish driver’s training. I heard he wanted to talk to me.”
Although that meeting did not happen for Fountain, he is hoping to get himself to Ann Arbor in the next couple weeks, with some help from a teammate.
”I’ve been talking to Van Bergen about [camp] a lot,” he said, “but my original plan was to go to camp.”
For his junior season, Fountain had 39 receptions for 809 yards (20.7 avg) and 6 touchdowns as a wide receiver. On defense, he snagged five interceptions from his cornerback position.