Fontana on six day journey, SMU first stop

One Louisiana High School prospect will visit six college campuses in six days. Brother Martin's Joey Fontana completed unofficial visit No. 1 Sunday evening after visiting Southern Methodist University and is now off to visit Oklahoma on Monday, Nebraska on Tuesday, Kansas State on Wednesday, Auburn on Thursday and Alabama on Friday.

One Louisiana High School prospect will visit six college campuses in six days.

Brother Martin's Joey Fontana completed unofficial visit No. 1 Sunday evening after visiting Southern Methodist University and is now off to visit Oklahoma on Monday, Nebraska on Tuesday, Kansas State on Wednesday, Auburn on Thursday and Alabama on Friday.

"It's going to be a very busy week," Fontana told PonyStampede.com Sunday evening. "The visit to SMU went great, it was a lot better than I expected it to be."

Fontana's mother Melanie is a flight attendant, one factor that is allowing Fontana to check out several colleges this week.

"I wouldn't be able to see all of these schools if it wasn't for her job," Fontana said. "This is a great opportunity for me to check out the schools that are interested in me and see first hand what they have to offer."

"I was amazed on how nice the campus was," Fontana said. "I was able to experience everything first hand. I got to meet Coach (June) Jones, took a campus tour and got to visit with an academic counselor."

Fontana plans on taking these six visits this week and perhaps one to Stanford next week. He plans on sitting down with his parents going over the positives and negatives of each before hopefully making a decision by the end of the summer.

"My goal right now is to have my decision made before school starts," Fontana said. "I may narrow my list down to two or three out of these schools and then go back for a second visit before deciding."

According to Fontana an official offer is still pending at SMU.

"They are waiting for the offensive line coach to get back in town," Fontana said. "Coach (Jeff) Reinebold told me I had an offer and they were working on the paper work, I haven't seen anything yet."

Fontana was pleased with how his first stop turned out.

"Every place I have been has positives and negatives, at SMU there was no negative," Fontana said. "Right now I don't have a favorite. I plan on taking all my visits before ruling anyone out. Each school has something unique to offer, SMU definitely has. I love their academic reputation. I love the family atmosphere that their coaching staff has with their program. There was nothing to be disappointed about with my SMU visit."

Fontana was joined by fellow teammate Phillip Blitch. Stay tuned to PonyStampede.com for a separate report on the standout defensive tackle.


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