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Fountain plans two opening weekend visits

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Madison (Wisc.) Memorial two-star wide receiver Daurice Fountain spent his time traveling to college campuses this summer, and he will continue his travels with the start of the college football season just a week away.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Fountain will use the extended Labor Day weekend to possibly visit two schools. One of those trips is already scheduled.
"Pittsburgh, I just confirmed I'll be going there [on Sept. 2] earlier this afternoon," Fountain said. "I am going to be driving out there with Jester Weah's parents."
Weah is a true freshman wide receiver for Pittsburgh who was a teammate of Fountain's last fall at Madison Memorial.
"It's a very strong relationship," Fountain said. "Me and Jester have known each other since the beginning of my high school football career. Throughout the years we have connected through sports and even outside of sports. We're great friends and it's like a brotherly love."
With Pitt showing interest in Fountain, Weah has counseled on how to handle an offer from the Panthers if one comes through.
"He told me if they offer me, I should commit because he loves it out there," Fountain said. "He loves the way he is training, he loves the coaches and just loves the whole environment."
The trip to Pitt could end up being his second of the weekend, because a visit to Iowa State for their home opener on Aug. 31 is also in the works.
"The Iowa State coach, I've talked to him a couple times too," Fountain said. "I will probably be going out there for a visit next week for their home game against Northern Iowa. They told me to make it out if I can and they'd definitely like to see me in-person again."
Fountain camped at both Pitt and Iowa state this summer, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin and North Dakota State. He was not able to add to his offer list after summer camps, but did pique the interest of those schools.
"I thought by going to the camps and performing I was going to earn a lot more offers," Fountain said. "A lot of coaches gave me the same feedback and that was they wanted to see my senior film, but overall I thought I had a pretty good summer."
Fountain's senior season opens this Friday when Madison Memorial travels to Middleton for the first game of their 2013 campaign.
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