Aaron Roberts impressed by Illini fans

Chicago De La Salle offensive guard Aaron Roberts has visited Illinois for games before, but Saturday was his first visit with the new coaching staff.

While the Illini are rebuilding, Roberts still liked the energy from the fans even as the Illini lost to Purdue.

“They get a lot of support from people, from the town,” Roberts said. “The crowd was going nuts even though they weren’t winning.

“That showed me a lot.”

Roberts has also visited Northwestern and Wisconsin for games this season.

“I liked [Wisconsin’s] environment, it’s crazy,” Roberts said.