August 8, 2008

Fontaine's second trip to UGA is great

One of Georgia's top targets visited Athens for the second time this summer and it was a successful visit. Four-star tight end Arthur Fontaine spent 36 hours at UGA and the Dawgs impressed him again.

"It was another great visit to Georgia," said Fontaine. "We got there Wednesday night late and then I spent Thursday on my visit before leaving Friday morning."

"I got to see the academic presentation again, I spent more time with the coaches, I got to see the team practice for the first time, and I really got to see what it was like to be a football player there."

Seeing what is was like as a student-athlete at the University of Georgia really stood out to the Dartmouth (Mass.) native.

"That was the biggest thing to me. I got to eat lunch with Matthew Stafford and Tripp Chandler and they were great. They were very chilled, they were guys I could relate to, and it was great to spend some time with them. I also spent some time with other players like Joe Cox and Tavarres King, and they were great too. Everyone was friendly, everyone was laid back, and they were guys I really related well with."

The players made Fontaine feel at home in Athens and while talking to him about the UGA program, they also let him know what they think of the Bulldog coaching staff.

"They told me that what you see if what you get with the coaches," the Rivals250 member stated. "They told me that the coaches are real and that are great people. That really is something I liked hearing because I want people to be honest with me. All of my time with the players was great and they really made me feel good about the Georgia coaches."

Mark Richt is well known for his character and integrity already and the 6-foot-5, 240 pound UGA target really feels at ease with the top Dawg.

"We sat down on Thursday and Friday to talk about things and he is real easy to talk to. We talked about a lot of the same things as we did during my first visit, but it was real cool. He is a coach that I really think cares about his players and he is a straight up guy. We talked about the basic stuff and he talked to me about them building the new football offices too."

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