Madison (WI) Memorial wide receiver Daurice Fountain is trying his best to get on the radar of as many college coaches as possible. The senior wide out focused on camps this past summer, stopping at schools like Michigan, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, the Nike Football Training Camp and Wisconsin.
The 6-1, 168-pound track star is relatively new to the game of football. Fountain is working hard to catch up when it comes to playing at his role of wide receiver, but luckily for him he has speed on his side. However, it will take more than just speed for this receiver to get the offers he's seeking.
Pitt's offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and wide receivers coach Bobby Engram are recruiting Fountain, but they said this past weekend's game against Sun Prairie was a true test of the wide outs talent.
"To tell you truth, a lot of the coaches and especially Pitt were waiting for me to do something in the Sun Prairie game," Fountain told Panther Digest. "They were waiting for me, so hopefully they will see that I had a good game."
Fountain proved to schools like Pitt that he's more than just fast on the track, and how explosive he can be at receiver. Fountain finished with 10 catches for 172-yards and touchdown receptions of 30, 30, 8 and 21-yards. He also returned a 99-yard kickoff before halftime to score and eclipsed 350 all-purpose yards against Sun Prairie. Fountain withstood the test and showed college coaches exactly what he's all about on the field.
Fountain's most recent unofficial visit to Pitt is one of the many motivations to keep the young athlete working toward that first offer. Fountain's former teammate, Pitt freshman wide receiver Jester Weah, also keeps him focused.
"Pitt was very great," said Fountain. "The coaches showed me love, especially since one of my former teammates is playing on the team. It was also great to see Weah. We had a lot to talk about. He was just telling me to stay focused and don't listen to what any of the critics say. He said just keep my head up and keep playing my game.
"The Pitt game was even better. I loved the Pitt fans there. They get super hyped. The game day atmosphere is just great. It has a college vibe, but sometimes it gives the NFL vibe. It was just great to get there and enjoy the feeling."
Fountain remains focused on improving his game. The senior wide out will continue to work hard and push for his first Division I offer.