Bluegrass reunion? All-Big Ten player, Kentucky native, enters the transfer portal
If there was one in-state recruit who got away from the Kentucky coaching staff, it was Wan’Dale Robinson, who was the top-ranked player in the Bluegrass State in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Now coach Mark Stoops’ program may have another chance at the pint-sized playmaker. The versatile offensive threat is listed at 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds. Robinson is from Frankfort, Kentucky, and was also ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back when he came out of high school. He chose Nebraska over Kentucky, Ohio State and Duke among 19 known offers.
Robinson wrote on social media that his mother was hospitalized for COVID-19 and the pandemic has been difficult on him. For that reason, being away from her is a reason he has entered the transfer portal.
“I intend to find a place closer to my mother and family,” he wrote, “that will allow me to achieve my dreams and goals.”
A one-time Wildcat commit, multiple sources told Catspause.com that Kentucky is the heavy favorite to land Robinson, who could announce a decision by the end of the week.
Robinson led the Huskers with 51 catches and 461 receiving yards in eight games and split time at running back. Robinson was also fourth on the team with 240 rushing yards and led Nebraska with 696 all-purpose yards. He earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches. As a freshman, Robinson caught 40 passes for 443 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 340 yards and three touchdowns.
thank you so much, Nebraska🖤 pic.twitter.com/WnqYV9MDvz
— Wan’Dale Robinson (@wanda1erobinson) January 11, 2021