Robertson Ready to Put Points Up With Beckman

Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Dec 19, 2011


Lincoln Way East (Ill.) wide receiver J.J. Robertson is ready to help Illinois score a lot under new head coach Tim Beckman.

Lincoln Way East wide receiver J.J. Robertson, Scout's highest rated in-state commitment in the Illinois recruiting class, says he has spoken to new Illini head man Tim Beckman

"I talked to Coach Beckman last week. He called me last Saturday and he said he's ready, and he's coming in to win," Robertson said.

A 6'0, 185-lb playmaker with great ball skills, Robertson is excited to play under a coach that knows how to light up the scoreboard.

"He said they're running the spread offense, so they're definitely going to put points on the board. At Toledo, he said he was averaging like 46 points a game, so he said he knows that they love to air it out and they're looking for athletes to go get the ball, so I feel like I fit in at Illinois still and also, it's still a good academic challenge, so it's just the best fit or me."

While it was only one conversation, Robertson says he got a good feeling during his interaction with Beckman.

"He was real energetic. He seemed like he couldn't wait to get down there, so it definitely seemed like a good situation to be in. He's definitely ready to come in and handle business and I'm a guy ready to come in and make a commitment and help the team win."

Robertson believes there is an opportunity to play early and he has his goals set high for the next level.

"The depth chart is looking the same as when Coach Zook was there. I know they've got Ryan Lankford. I know he's hands down going to start and I know he's looking for another receiver to come in and make plays and I'm ready to come in to U of I and be the next A.J. Jenkins."



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