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Three-star WR Reggie Roberson schedules official visit to Illinois

Welcome to the Orange Minute for Thursday, September 22.

Fighting Illini football will be hosting a Kansas commit for an official visit early next month. Three-star wide receiver Reggie Roberson (TX) announced on Wednesday that he’ll be taking an official visit to Champaign during the weekend of October 7, which coincides with Illinois’ game against Purdue.

Roberson is rated as the No. 709 player in the country by 247Sports, and his other notable offers are from Indiana, Bowling Green, and Louisiana Tech.

While Roberson committed to the Jayhawks on May 17, the Illini coaching staff hasn’t been shy about their interest. Their pursuit makes sense, too, because Roberson’s speed on the outside is something that the program sorely needs.

Reggie Roberson HUDL Highlights (Junior Season)

Illinois Fighting Illini Links

- Four-star PF Mayan Kiir schedules official visit to Illinois (Illini Inquirer)

Illinois will host four-star power forward Mayan Kiir for an official visit during the weekend of October 7...the two other programs that have official visits locked in are N.C. State (Sept. 29) and VCU (Oct. 22).

- OFFICIAL: Deon Thomas joins Illinois Basketball radio team (Illini Athletics)

"I am a lifelong Illini with great love and passion for my school, so it is a tremendous honor to be added to the Fighting Illini radio team," Thomas said. "I am excited for the upcoming season and can't wait to help broadcast the games to our loyal fans."

- Illinois Basketball’s Big Ten opener set for ESPN2 (The News-Gazette)

On Monday, BTN revealed that it will televise 14 of the Illini's 18 Big Ten games, with start times available for 13 of them. Unfortunately, none of the other contests will be on the primary ESPN network.