Jones visits Fontana, confirms commitment

Several top prospects will be on the SMU campus this weekend for their official visits. June Jones and staff have been hitting the recruiting road hard this week. Jones and Jeff Reinebold visited Joey Fontana on Tuesday, they made a great impression. Go inside this free read to see what one of the top offensive lineman in the country has to say about SMU.

SMU has been impressive in recruiting so far.

The Mustangs have over 20 commitments headed into December, something that hasn't happened on the Hilltop in a long time.

June Jones and staff are now focused on keeping those pledges, Jones and his staff hit the road hard Monday making stops by high schools and home visits of several SMU commitments and other prospects high on their wish list.

One such athlete is Louisiana's Joey Fontana.

Fontana, the No. 2 rated center in the nation, received a visit from Coach Jeff Reinebold and head coach Jones Tuesday evening.

"It was great," Fontana told "We got a chance to sit down one on one and talk about a lot of things. He told me of his plans for the program, his plans for me as a player at SMU."

Fontana and his parents will make the trip to Dallas this weekend for the lineman's official visit to the Hilltop. It won't be the first trip for the Fontana family.

"We have been a few times," Fontana said. "I'm very excited about the visit this weekend, they told me to expect to have a great time, and they have a lot planned for us. I'm looking forward to getting to know the players on the team."

Fontana liked what Coach Jones had to say about his plans for the SMU program.

"He has a goal and a plan to bring the program back to the top," Fontana said. "He has surrounded himself with great coaches; we will be winning conference championships in the near future."

This weekend's official visit to SMU is the only one that Fontana has set up so far and may be the only one he takes.

"Right now I don't have any other ones planned," Fontana said. "I'm excited about SMU."

Tuesday night's visit confirmed to Fontana and his parents that he made the right decision.

"After the visit with Coach Jones I know I'm going to the right place," Fontana said. "It confirms what I thought about the coaching staff and the program."

Fontana and his Brother Martin High School team had their first undefeated regular season in school history. He earned first team all district for the second straight year.

According to Fontana, he has grown a little over the season; he is currently 6-foot-4, 280-pounds.

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