Nebraska just landed an exciting playmaker that can change a game with one play.
On Thursday, 4-star (HV Rating: 92.9) ATH Wandale Robinson joined the Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class. Robinson announced his decision to flip from Kentucky to Nebraska on Twitter.
— Wan’Dale Robinson (@wanda1erobinson) December 5, 2018
The Kentucky speedster from Western Hills High School in Frankfort took his official visit to Nebraska for the “game” against Akron. After that visit, he told Hail Varsity that he was blown away by what he saw before the game was canceled.
“Honestly, I’ve never experienced anything like that,” Robinson said. “I’ve never seen a stadium get as loud as it was. Just everyone being so hyped up about the new wave coming with Coach Frost and wanting to be part of what he’s about to do.”
Robinson is another huge piece to the offensive puzzle that Frost and his staff are trying to build in Lincoln. He had a sensational senior season with 3,112 total yards and 47 total touchdowns. For good measure, he has 119 tackles on defense with 12.0 tackles for loss. When talking to his high school coach, Don Miller you see why everyone views Robinson as the perfect fit for Nebraska’s offense.
“I think the biggest thing that separates him from others is just not his linear speed but his lateral speed,” Miller said. “Wandale also has a very high football IQ. Plus, you have an athlete that can play multiple positions. He can play slot receiver, quarterback in the wildcat and running back. Along with offense he can also be a huge factor in special teams with kickoff return and punt return.”
That description sounds exactly like the type of “five-tool” prospect that running backs coach Ryan Held said he was looking for during the fall.
“I want guys that love football," Held said. "I want guys that can run. I want guys that are multi, five-tool players, like in baseball. I need a guy who can run, catch, block, be a great teammate, have great character, that’s smart and will learn. Those are things that, for my room, are match-up difficulties where if you put a linebacker on my guy, you’re not going to guard him.”
Robinson’s initial group of finalists included Purdue, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan and Kentucky. It was a difficult decision to leave his home state school Kentucky behind but Nebraska has already made a huge impressing on him. He held over 20 scholarship offers from schools around the country. Robinson is the 23rd known commitment for the class.
Keep it locked to Hail Varsity for more to come on the huge recruiting win for Nebraska.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.