Fontana enjoys official visit to the Hilltop

Being a high school senior can be fun but it can also be hectic. For Brother Martin High School senior Joey Fontana, he is finding about both this week. The standout offensive lineman recently took an official visit to SMU. How did the visit go, what were his impressions? Go inside to find out the latest.

Being a high school senior can be fun but it can also be hectic.

For Brother Martin High School senior Joey Fontana, he is finding about both this week.

Fontana was busy taking his final exams Wednesday and also preparing for this weekend's New Orleans All-Star game to be played in the Super Dome.

"It's been a crazy week," Fontana told PonyStampede.com Wednesday afternoon. "I took a test this morning, I'm battling fever and I have practice this evening for the all star game this weekend."

Fontana, a standout offensive lineman who is rated by Scout.com as the No.2 Center in the country, committed to Southern Methodist University this past summer. He recently took an official visit to the Hilltop a couple of weeks ago and continues to be impressed.

"I had a lot of fun on my trip," Fontana said. "It was a great visit. It gave me the opportunity to get to know a lot of my future teammates. I spent a lot of time with Blake McJunkin, Bo Levi Mitchell, Braden Smith and Jordan Free."

While Fontana is a highly rated center, the SMU coaching staff has been very upfront with him about playing another position.

"We are thinking tackle or guard," Fontana said. "If they need me at center they know I'm available, but I'm very comfortable playing any position at the next level."

Did Fontana learn anything on his official visit to SMU that he didn't already know?

"The biggest thing was that I didn't realize how many true freshmen either started or got a lot of playing time this year," Fontana said. "The future is very bright at SMU; a lot of wins are going to be coming our way."

Fontana also enjoyed his one on one time with June Jones.

"He told me that there are two positions coming open with guys graduating," Fontana said. "He told me he wasn't the type of coach who played someone just because they were a junior or senior, he would play the best player. He told me I had an opportunity to earn one of those jobs, that it was up to me and how bad I wanted it."


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