The U.S All-American Bowl will be held this weekend in San Antonio. Tuesday was the first day of practices for the game that features Nebraska commits Wandale Robinson, Ty Robinson and Bryce Benhart. Linebacker signee Nick Henrich was selected for the game as well but did not make the trip as he continues rehabbing his knee.
I was able to catch up with Wandale Robinson on Wednesday morning to get his thoughts on how he did on Day 1, plus the efforts to peer recruit 4-star defensive back Noa Pola-Gates.
Here is the full Q&A.
Your work yesterday was the talk of the day. How did you think you did?
“I thought I played really well. I did well in 1-on-1s and a little bit in the team setting when I had the ball in my hands. It was a good Day 1. Today was a little bit slower, we didn’t do as much. We just about ten minutes of 1-on-1s. We did a little 7-on-7. All of it was really good but it wasn’t as competitive as it was yesterday.”
How exciting is it to show what you can do on this stage against other top players?
“It’s really exciting. I get to compete against the best players in the country and see where I stack up against these dudes. I can see what I need to work on to get better. It’s fun.”
Are you, Ty and Bryce recruiting Noa?
“Yeah, we’ve been talking to him all the time. We have really been on him the whole time. Any time we are in the lounge or something we say, ‘Hey, you are coming to Nebraska right?’ Just joking around with him.”
Are you getting closer with Ty and Bryce in San Antonio?
“Oh yeah, definitely. Any time we have free time, we are together. We are always together when we aren’t practicing. We are becoming really close just being here for three days.”
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.