Semple Talks Camps; Favorites
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OL Joe Semple

Posted Jun 12, 2007

Joe Semple, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound, offensive lineman, from Mundelein, Ill., had a very good camp at Northern Illinois this past Sunday. Semple talks about that camp as well as his summer plans and current list of favorites.

“I really enjoyed the Northern Illinois camp,” Joe Semple said.

“I enjoyed the teaching from the coaching staff and I really liked the tempo of the camp. I didn’t get a scholarship offer from Northern. They told me that they will be looking at me more closely and they’ll be keeping in touch with me.”

Semple, a distant cousin of Detroit Lions offensive lineman Tony Semple, says that he’s still looking for his first scholarship offer.

“I don’t have any offers yet,” said Semple. “Kansas, Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, Wisconsin, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Vanderbilt all called me in May.

“My favorites right now are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Iowa and Purdue. I also like Central Michigan.”

Semple will be a three-year varsity starter in 2007. He has played both tackle and center for Mundelein. He plans on playing center as a senior, the position which most schools are recruiting him as.

“I’m being told by most schools that I’ll be an inside guy.” Semple said. “I’m not the 6-7 or 6-8 tackle that most schools look for in a tackle so it looks like I’ll be a guard or center.”

Semple told us that he’ll be in Iowa City to camp with the Hawkeyes on Thursday and he also plans on camping with Illinois, Bowling Green, Wisconsin and Purdue this summer.

Semple is also doing very well in the classroom carrying a 2.8 GPA in the classroom and he scored a 21 on his ACT.

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