- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Junior outside linebacker Robbie Odeneal (Kankakee, Ill./Bishop McNamara) made his first college game day visit this past Saturday. Although Illinois lost, he did not have a bad thing to say about the trip.
“Illinois was good, great environment,” he said.
It was another Big Ten loss for the Fighting Illini, who dropped to 2-8 on the season under first-year coach Tim Beckman. Considering the struggles this year, Odeneal was surprised at the passion of the fan base.
“Definitely the fan base,” Odeneal said impressed him most. “Fans were everywhere and take their football serious.”
Odeneal spoke with an assistant at Illinois, who said he watched his junior film and will continue to evaluate.
He will visit Notre Dame this coming weekend.
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