Lincoln-Way East WR commits to Illinois

Lincoln-Way East junior wide receiver Jason Robertson has committed to Illinois.

Robertson, who is 5-11 and 180 pounds, chose the Illini over an offer from Western Michigan. Robertson caught 25 passes for 600 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Griffins.

“First and foremost, he’s an absolute fierce competitor that has tremendous athleticism and ball skills,” Lincoln-Way East coach Rob Zvonar said. “He put himself on the map a year ago with some explosive plays. He can beat people deep and catch short to intermediate balls and get you yards after the catch.”

Robertson is Illinois’ second Class of 2012 recruit.