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Nebraska Recruiting: Wandale Watch Has Begun

October 22, 2018

Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

Few prospects have captured the imagination of Nebraska fans in the 2019 cycle like 4-star ATH (HV Rating: 91.7) Wandale Robinson‍. It might have something to do with his eye-popping stats for his senior season so far. Through eight games, Robinson has rushed for 1,560 yards. The shifty player has 2,269 all-purpose yards and 35 total touchdowns. 

It could also be the visions of Robinson sharing a backfield with quarterback Adrian Martinez and running back Maurice Washington, while secondaries also deal with wide receiver JD Spielman on the outside. The Kentucky native was paying attention to Nebraska’s offensive performance on Saturday as the racked up nearly 700 yards of total offense.

“It was unbelievable watching that game and the way the offense is playing," Robinson told Hail Varsity Sunday night. “They have been playing really well in the loses but to almost have a total of 700 yards is amazing.”

You may have seen Robinson's intriguing tweet on Sunday.

Perhaps what you didn’t see was the Nebraska players and commits jumping on the tweet to help push Robinson toward the Huskers.

There seems to be plenty of good vibes right now between Nebraska and Robinson. The Huskers have one more home game this weekend before his stated announcement date of Nov. 1. His high school team plays on Thursday this week, so there is a chance he could make it in from Kentucky even with an 11 a.m. kickoff time on Saturday.

All eyes now shift to see if he ends up back in Lincoln for the Bethune-Cookman game.

Recruit Watch

>> Keep an eye on junior college safety Markquese Bell at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. He released a highlight over the weekend that Husker fans would like to see in the future from him.

>> Over the weekend, a pair of priority targets for Nebraska made it on official visits elsewhere. Brant Banks, a 3-star (HV Rating: 81.5) defensive lineman, was a Missouri and 3-star (85.0) defensive back Javin Wright was at UCLA.

>> Bellevue West running back Jay Ducker released his junior film on Sunday night. The talented junior had a great regular season with 1,229 yards and 24 touchdowns.

>> Adrian Martinez may have the best recruiting pitch for Nebraska.


>> Jacob Padilla explored how Nebraska’s offense put it all together on Saturday. 

>>Hail Varsity had premium updates on how the visit weekend went for a handful of important 2020 targets. We caught up with DB T Lee, OT Turner Corcoran, OLB Blaise Gunnerson and ILB Ben Kreul.

>> Adrian Martinez was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the week.

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