Fountain Fond Of Badgers

Madison Memorial (Wis.) wide receiver Daurice "Reece" Fountain didn't have to travel very far to get to the Badger's junior day Saturday -- and gives BadgerNation the full report inside.

Madison Memorial (Wis.) wide receiver Daurice Fountain made the short trip to Wisconsin junior day Saturday.

And even though Fountain has grown up so close to the Badgers, he is still continuing to be more impressed by them.

"I met the new coaching staff. They showed us around the facilities and we got to watch the practice, so it was really nice. I really like the new coaching staff and I think they can lead us to another Rose Bowl."

He continued, "The new coaching staff really got my eyes open on Wisconsin."

What exactly stood out to Fountain while on campus?

"My favorite part of the junior day was to just see the new facilities. Last year, they would tell me how the new facilities would be so great and it was really awesome to see it," Fountain said. "They did an excellent job and their weight room is fantastic and one of the best in the country. Just seeing the new facilities and meeting the new coaches was a great opportunity and glad I got to finally meet the new coaches."

Fountain runs the hurdles in track, both the 110 and 300m races plus competes in the long jump. Even though the junior wide-out is getting some looks as an athlete, Wisconsin has their mind set as to where they would want Fountain.

"Wisconsin is recruiting me as a wide receiver," Fountain said."I talked to Ben Strickland the defensive back coach, the recruiting coordinator Charlie Drewek and they were just talking to me about what position I would like to play and stuff like that."

And as a whole, Fountain really likes the Badgers and what they have to offer.

"I really like the new coaches and I got to talk to one of the coaches and I got to ask him if Wisconsin would start to pass more," Fountain said. "I know they are known for running the ball, but he told me it would be more balanced. They still will have a heavy run game, but he told me that there would be more balance. That kind of opened my eyes to stay here and has me leaning toward the Badgers, so if they become a throwing school, then they would definitely be one of my top three schools if I got a scholarship from them."

Fountain has visits in the future to Illinois State and possibly Michigan State -- and has heard from plenty of schools.

"I am hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Wyoming, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, Wisconsin and Minnesota," Fountain said.

Even though Fountain is only a junior, he also has a pretty good idea of what he is looking for in a program.

"I am looking for a good program and academics," Fountain said. "Plus, I am looking at if the coaches and players have the family vibe and overall I am looking for a place that can take me to the next level and place that I can have fun and be happy at."

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