John Fontana is among the relatively large number of New Jersey linemen who has attracted a lot of interest from major college programs. At 6'4"1/2 - 285lbs with good strength in the weight room, it is understandable why numerous programs are paying attention.
, is a 6'4 ½ 285 pound two-way lineman for Saddle Brook HS
in Saddle Brook, NJ. Nolan started the year last year as an OT, but due to his
ability to reach the next level, his coach decided to move him to OG. "I
may not be the fastest kid, but I am quick. Coach saw that I was good at both
pulling and reaching the LB's level, so he moved me and that benefited our run
game last year. I pride myself on developing my feet, quickness and strength,
and have been training real hard at Dave Shulman's speed facility in Wyckoff.
Currently I am benching 250 X6 reps, and 405 X 4 reps. I just want to continue
to work and get better. When Fontana is not lifting, he hopes to become one of
the better shot putters in Bergen County.
So far Fontana is getting interest from Indiana, Miami-Fl, Miami-Ohio, Virginia,
UConn and BYU. The one school he is hoping to hear from is Rutgers. "Unfortunately,
I have not heard much from them, and being from NJ, they are a place I have
strong interest in". However, Fontana will have a chance to make an impression
for the Scarlet Knights coaching staff when he attends the RU camp this summer.
He is also looking in to the camps at PSU and BC, and will attend a one-day
O-Line camp in Trenton.
The charismatic Fontana, was invited to the Miami Junior day, but an unfortunate
family circumstance kept him from visiting the Canes. He hopes that these events
don't keep him competing at the Scout.com combine on April 23rd . "I want
to see how well I can do against some of the top kids in the Northeast".