Fountain of Talent

With Madison Memorial's season coming to an end against division-rival and third-ranked Sun Prairie, junior receiver Daurice Fountain has stared to take a closer look at his recruitment, which involved taking a visit to Wisconsin Saturday.

MADISON - Wisconsin hasn't had to go far to see Madison Memorial senior receiver Jester Weah, and got to roll out the red carpet for his teammate this past weekend. At 6-1 and 168 pounds, junior wide receiver Daurice Fountain got to see Wisconsin run through Minnesota in a 38-13 beat down.

"It was great," Fountain told Badger Nation. "I got to talk to Coach Z (Zach Azzanni) about my last game and he told me how he was there watching Jester and me. I didn't even notice him. We were talking about setting up a day for me to come visit around the campus on the Badgers bye week.

"I also told (Azzanni) how I was going to release my highlight tape real soon. He told me to get that to him as soon as possible because he will like to check it out. It was great and I feel myself getting closer and closer to them every day."

One of the main reasons that bond has strengthen between Wisconsin and Fountain is because of the job the UW coaching staff has done making him feel comfortable with what they have to offer.

"When I first visited, I was a little nervous and didn't really say anything," Fountain said. "When I talk to the coaches, we will just talk for like 30 seconds and that would be it. They will just ask me how I am doing and how is the team looking, but now we are actually having full conversations. They are asking about my grades and giving me advice about my games and stuff. We are just bonding really well."

Fountain not only felt welcomed by the coaching staff, but by current commit, Kenosha (Wis.) Tremper receiver Jazz Peavy, and junior target, Madison La Follette Marcus Collins, from their interaction during the visit.

"I got to talk to Marcus for a little bit and we are trying to set a team for this summer for a 7-on-7 league," Fountain said. "I also talked to Jazz Peavy for a little bit about his season and how he was doing. Marcus also asked me how the Sun Prairie game went and how I did. Jazz just asked me how I been doing and stuff."

With this visit exceeding Fountain's expectations, how big of a player did the visit put Wisconsin on his recruiting radar?

"I would rate the visit a 10!" Fountain said. "It puts them as one of my top picks if they give me a scholarship for sure."

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