Four-star running back Wandale Robinson has verbally committed to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Robinson, a 5-9, 179-pound all-purpose back, picked Kentucky over several big-name programs. He had a host of major college offers, which included the Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan Wolverines, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Ohio State Buckeyes. Kentucky didn’t jump into the lead for Robinson in the 247 Sports crystal ball until his decision day, but just like last week’s win at Missouri, better late than never.
This is a big commitment in terms of in-state recruiting, as Robinson is a Frankfort native and plays his high school football at Western Hills High School. He was ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 7 player in the state of Kentucky.
Robinson has a slight frame, but his height won’t be any issue as a backfield player if he bulks up. He’s extremely shifty and elusive as he breaks through the line, and can outrun everybody when he gets into the secondary. His athleticism has also made him a great screen/flats receiver in high school, and he’s often able to make one move and go after catching the ball.
The speedy Robinson is the statewide leader in points scored with 250 on the season. That’s 28 rushing scores, nine receiving scores, four return/defensive scores, and three 2-point conversions. 41 total scores, and he’s the state’s leading scorer by 50 points.
Make no mistake about it: This is one of the biggest recruiting wins of the Mark Stoops era, and it comes in the midst of one of the best seasons in Kentucky Football history.
You can check out his highlight reel from Hudl below.
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