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Ohio Kicker Detmer Enjoys Illinois Visit

J.D. Detmer (thisweeknewspapers)

With students away from campus for the holidays, the Fighting Illini invited fewer recruits for official visits this past weekend. Among those who did make the trip was Ohio placekicker J.D. Detmer. The Toledo commitment has been interested in the Illini for awhile and made the trip with Toledo's knowledge.

J.D. Detmer had an outstanding career at Hilliard Davidson high school, Hilliard, Ohio. "As a team, we won the state championship last year and made the semis this year," Detmer remembers. "Personally, I got first team All-State this year and won a couple awards last year. "I had a long field goal of 49 yards last year and 47 yards this year. I was 13 of 16 on field goals this year. I...

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