Onekama’s Jonas LaMont is onto the next level

 

Onekama’s Jonas LaMont is the third Portager to sign a letter of intent to play college football.

LaMont will be going to Albion College in the fall to play football. He may also join the track team, but he’s still undecided.

“I chose Albion because I like the atmosphere. The coaches seemed very knowledgeable and I can play my position there (OLB/SS),” LaMont said. “I just really liked the atmosphere there.”

“They play a good brand of football and they are well-coached,” Onekama coach Jim Hunter said. “I think Jonas is the kind of athlete that can step in there and contribute.”

LaMont played 4 years on the Onekama varsity team, and was a part of one of the most successful classes in school history..

“There’s no question. The smarter they are the smarter they make you look as a coach,” Hunter said. “It adds to everything. Practices go better. Kids like that can see what they are doing and understand why they are doing it. It helps with anything that they are more committed to what they are doing. Jonas understands that stuff.”

Sending three players on to the next level is an achievement for anyone, especially a Class D school.

“It is a pretty big deal. It’s the most Onekama has ever had. We just have a great group of guys this year and it’s just going to keep on going up,” LaMont said. “We have a good Pop Warner program going and it’s all going well.”

LaMont credits his Pop Warner coaches growing up for helping to build his interest in the sport as a young age.

“My Pop Warner coaches in Manistee were amazing. They shaped me into what I am today. They really got me interested in football. That’s where it started and it’s what made me, me,” LaMont said.

In college LaMont wants to become a science teacher once he finishes college, but he is still mulling over his choice to go into physics, chemistry or education.

“I’ve always loved science. I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was in 7th grade,” LaMont said. unnamed

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Posted by Brian Fogg

Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or bfogg@pioneergroup.com.

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