Kingswood Oxford senior Chase Fountain will join the UConn football program for the 2023 season.
By Ronni Newton
Chase Fountain of West Hartford, a senior at Kingswood Oxford School, has committed to the University of Connecticut as a preferred walk-on for the 2023 season.
Fountain signed his letter last week at a ceremony with family, friends, and members of the Kingswood Oxford community.
“Focused. Humble. Our Leader,” were the words that KO’s head varsity football coach, Brandon Batory, shared when asked for comment about Fountain following the signing.
Fountain is one of five homegrown Connecticut football stars who committed as a preferred walk-on for the upcoming season, according to The UConn Blog.
Fountain, 5-foot 9 and 175 pounds, played on both side of the ball – as running back and wide receiver, and at defensive back where his coach said he was most dominant. In his senior season he had 414 yards rushing, 421 yards receiving, seven TDS, and eight plays more than 50 yards. As cornerback he was third on the team in tackles, defended 16 passes, and had two interceptions.
For the 2019 season Fountain played at West Hartford’s Conard High School before transferring to KO. He was an All-NEPSAC selection his senior year.
“Simply put, Chase is the standard for KO football on and off the field. I am so proud of him and his commitment to UConn,” Batory, said. “He had multiple offers to play across different levels of college football and he decided to bet on himself and play at the highest level possible. UConn is a fantastic school that he fell in love with when visiting. It checked all the boxes for what he was looking for in a college experience.”
“He is a special young man destined to achieve great things in life and I look forward to watching him continue his growth and journey next year,” said Batory.
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