"It was awesome," the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder from Flint Southwestern Academy said. "I liked the school and the environment at the game was great. The fans were crazy."
Roberts visited unofficially as he did a week earlier to Purdue. The Boilermakers haven't offered yet, but he does hold scholarship opportunities at Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Toledo, schools he's also seen unofficially.
Roberts said that he saw the football facilities but didn't see much of Iowa's campus. He also didn't speak with head coach Kirk Ferentz.
"I spent a lot of time with Coach (Erik) Campbell and some of the other coaches,'" Roberts said. "We talked about the program and how I'd fit in. We're going to try to set up an official visit so I can talk with the head coach and see more of the campus and town."
Roberts plans on officially visiting Iowa, Western Michigan, Toledo and perhaps other schools. He'd like to make his decision by the beginning of January.
"I'm just trying to get to know the schools and coaches a little better," Roberts said. "I want to see what kind of plans Iowa and the rest of them have for me."
Roberts does not have an in-order list of his favorite schools, but after the Iowa visit, the Hawkeyes appear solidly in the hunt.
"I was real impressed," he said. "I could definitely see myself going there. I want to get to know all the schools, but (Iowa) is high on my list and probably will stay there."