WR/CB Matt Fountaine Update

WR/CB Matt Fountaine is getting revved up for his senior season to kick off. "We start our games next Saturday, and we scrimmaged today. It was our first live contact for our offensive line, and we're going in the right direction," said the 5-11 175-pound speedster.

Fountaine had a stellar scrimmage for Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He scored on runs from 60 yards and 25 yards out.

If Bishop O'Dowd sounds familiar, it's because former UW quarterback/receiver Eric Bjornson prepped there. The other strong UW tie that Fountaine has is that his brother is Jamal, former linebacker on the team that won the National Championship for Washington in 1991.

As excited as Matt is about the gridiron, he's just as enthusiastic about his studies. "I'm just trying to get a 4.0. That's my goal academic-wise, a 4.0 grade point average," said Fountaine, who hopes to major in Business Administration.

Today was the day that college coaches could make first contact with recruits. The Fountaine house phone was put to use.

"The first team to call me today was UCLA. I also heard from USC, Washington, WSU, and Montana," said Fountaine. "I was ready for it. All the letters I received said that they would all call today."

Coaches from both Washington and WSU told him that they were hoping to offer scholarships after the first couple of weeks of his season. "I liked to hear that," said Fountaine.

For the Huskies, Tim Hundley (Washington's defensive coordinator) is the one recruiting Fountaine.

"He told me the coaches up there like me, and my brother comes up there a lot and is affiliated with their program. They really like me but they need to see my first or second game before they make a decision."

Brother Jamal is a high school coach in Washington and also works for Turner as a project manager. Turner is building the new Seahawk Stadium in downtown Seattle.

Matt didn't list any favorites but did sort of hint at one.

"If Washington offers, I'd more than likely take it."

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