On Wednesday, Nebraska added a big-time playmaker to the class of 2019 when 4-star ATH Wandale Robinson flipped his commitment from Kentucky to Nebraska. The dynamic player was one of the prospects the Huskers identified early on a key target and after some drama, they landed him. He proved the staff’s evaluation right on the field with a big senior season where he accumulated 3,112 total yards and 47 total touchdowns.
I spoke with Robinson on Wednesday night to get his thoughts on why he made the decision, his goals and playing with Adrian Martinez.
Here is the full Q&A:
What led to the decision to switch your commitment to Nebraska?
“Ultimately it was Coach [Ryan] Held, Coach [Troy] Walters and Coach [Scott] Frost. They kept recruiting me and telling me what exactly what I could be out there. Plus, the things that I could do that are different than anybody else they have right now. The impact I could have year one. I think the last half of the year they looked like a top 25 team in the country with how they were playing. I felt like it was a big opportunity for me to play out there and for us to win a lot of games.”
Did you follow the season closely and what did you think about the offense?
“Oh yeah, definitely. They looked great. I was watching the games and I was thinking that those are spots I could be playing at. I could have been doing some things they didn’t have. I think I could have helped make the offense even more dynamic.”
What have the coaches told you about the plan for your position?
“Both running back and receiver. I’ll be in coach Held’s room and coach Walters’ room for meetings. It’s really just being a dynamic guy in the offense. Coach Frost says that’s what he needs to really make the offense go, he needs someone that can play both. “
What are some goals you have for your college career?
“At some point I want to win the Paul Hornung Award for the most versatile player because I play receiver and running back plus return kicks. The Heisman Trophy has always been a goal of mine. I feel like I’m the type of guy that usually in the running for those awards. Plus, I obviously want us to win the Big Ten Championship and a National Championship.”
What are your thoughts on playing with Adrian Martinez?
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. You don’t really get the chance to play with a quarterback that talented and especially since he is so young. Knowing that I get to play with him for at least the next two years and possibly three It’s just going to be really fun to have all the pieces around him that will enable him to do what he does best.”
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.