Fontaine Down to Four
Arthur Fontaine
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 8, 2008

Four-star tight end Arthur Fontaine committed and then de-committed from Boston College months ago and has since been taking visits to see where his future home will be. Right now the Eagles are still in the mix, but it is starting to sound like his future may be south of the Mason Dixon Line.

Arthur Fontaine, the nation’s No. 8 ranked tight end has spent the last two months making visits to schools of interest around the country and now the 6-foot-5, 235-pound North Dartmouth, Mass., product finally believes he has a solid list of four schools that are his finalists. We spoke with him on Monday night not to go through each program, but to get a general feel for where he’s at.

“Honestly I have no idea where I want to go right now, but I did take visits to Florida, Georgia, Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia,” Fontaine stated. “After visiting those schools I feel like I have a legitimate list of my final four schools and those are Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and Boston College. I may visit North Carolina again, but they would be on the outside looking in right now.”

While Fontaine did not reveal any favorites of those four schools, he did expand upon two of the programs that he hadn’t spent much time at before.

“Georgia is pretty sick,” Fontaine exclaimed. “I got a great vibe down there and even my mom really loved it. I really like Head Coach Mark Richt and the rest of the coaching staff a lot and got along with all of the players really well.”

“Virginia has already recruited two tight ends, but the staff told me one could turn into a defensive end and the other an offensive lineman,” Fontaine said. “The atmosphere there is really nice and I love the campus. They also hold up academically to just about any school in the country which is important.”

When will Fontaine decide?

“I’m trying to figure it out by August, but I may take visits and make it official in November or December. Right now I’m just happy that I feel comfortable with all four of those final schools, so I’m focusing on that.”

As a junior, Fontaine made 62 tackles, sacked the quarterback three times and forced two fumbles. He caught 10 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns from his tight end position.

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