April 21, 2008

Georgia offers four-star TE

Tight end is a need for Georgia in 2009 and they have identified one that they think can help them out of Massachusetts. Arthur Fontaine is a four-star tight end out of Dartmouth and he just received an offer from the Bulldogs.

"I had just sent my film down to Georgia about two or three days before Coach [John] Lilly called Coach Richard White (Dartmouth Head Coach) and offered me a scholarship," said Fontaine.

"I had been talking to Coach Lilly through email, and he told me that liked me on film, and that he was going to show it to Coach Mark Richt. Coach Richt liked it too, and that is when they called to offer me."

"Coach White found me at school, and he asked me if I had heard the news from Georgia yet, and I told him no, so he told me that they had offered me a scholarship. It was exciting news. Georgia is a great program, so I was excited."

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end does not know too much about the Bulldogs just yet, but he will find out more this summer.

"I like football in the SEC," he said, "that is big time football." "I think they play the best football in the country. Georgia has a good team, and I saw them kill Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl, so I know they have good players."

"I have also talked to Coach Lilly about Georgia a little bit too, so he has told me a few things. I am going to visit Georgia this summer for sure, so I will learn more about them then."

Georgia will be a handful of southern schools that the Massachusetts four-star athlete visits.

"Florida, Clemson, and probably N.C. State will be the other schools I see down there. I don't think I will camp with those schools or anything, but I will set up academic meetings, take a look at the campus, and spend some time with the coaches. I know I want to visit those schools this summer."

The new offer from Georgia pushes Fontaine's offer list even higher and he is building quite a list this spring.

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