Fountain Strong In The Pivot For Butler

Butler C Blaise Fountain (6-2, 280) has had a good summer while prepping for a big sophomore campaign...

"Last year I played guard, but this year I've moved over to center," Fountain told recently. "One thing I have always done well is finish my blocks and playing to the whistle.

"I have just always been taught to do your best at everything you do and if you're not finishing every block on every play, you're not doing the best you can.

"If you're not doing the best you can every play you're not doing your part for the team and you're letting your teammates down."

While playing with a chip on your shoulder is always a plus, especially for an interior offensive lineman, Fountain has also been focused on a few other things this offseason.

"I have been staying in the weight room, working on footwork and running," Fountain noted.

On the recruiting front, Fountain is still waiting for his first offer to materialize.

"I've been talking with California and Houston so far, but that's about it," Fountain said. "I'm just being patient and controlling what I can control and that's just getting better and getting ready for my season. The rest will that stuff will take care of itself."

As a prep at Maize (Ks.) High School, Fountain attracted offers from several smaller schools and he signed with Fort Hays, but eventually he made the decision to leave and head to Butler.

"I just wanted a shot at playing at the highest level I can," Fountain recalled. "Leaving and coming here to Butler is the best decision I've ever made.

"I wanted to be part of what they have going here and their great tradition year in and year out."

Fountain will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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