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Hard-Nosed Semple Receiving Mail From ND

Hard-Nosed Semple Receiving Mail From ND

Joe Semple has torn enough cartilage, and is looking forward to finally playing a healthy football season next fall. One of the top players in Illinois, Semple played through torn cartilage in his shoulder as a sophomore, and a millimeter-sized tear of cartilage in his knee as a junior. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman never missed a play, and both minor injuries are in the past.

In the present, Semple has been text messaging quite frequently with Illinois, Purdue and Colorado. He has been receiving a lot of mail from those schools, as well as Iowa, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. The tough guy from Mundelein Cons High is still waiting on his first scholarship offer. "He had these kind of problems, and even dislocated a finger, and he hasn't missed a down," Mundelein head coach...

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