Wandale Robinson is one of the biggest in-state recruits that Mark Stoops and company have landed at Kentucky. He committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats on November 1st, but it seems that commitment is not at 100% at the moment.
Robinson, a four-star all-purpose back from Frankfort, has drawn comparisons to Rondale Moore, another Kentucky product that put on quite the show this year for the Purdue Boilermakers. Of course, the coach at Purdue this year was Jeff Brohm, the leading candidate for the Louisville Cardinals vacancy.
Some have speculated that Robinson would reconsider Louisville as an option if Brohn was brought on board, and Wandale has done little to nothing to dispute that possibility.
During an interview with Matt Jones for ‘Hey Kentucky,’ Robinson confirmed that he is open to taking another look at the Cardinals in that situation.
Matt asks UK Commit Wandale Robinson if Jeff Brohm goes to Louisville, would he consider them??? HIS ANSWER: pic.twitter.com/cKardQ34P9— Hey Kentucky! (@hey_kentucky) November 28, 2018
When asked directly about Louisville, he said, “Obviously, opening up a little bit would be alright, but as of right now, unless that happens, I’m 100 percent with Kentucky right now.” When pressed for a “yes” or “no” answer, Robinson confirmed that he would consider Louisville if Brohm is hired.
It was reported that Robinson actually hosted Nebraska staff members on Tuesday, but in the same interview with Jones, Wandale noted that the Nebraska Cornhuskers are not currently an option and he was trying not to “burn any bridges before signing day.” It’s good to know Nebraska is out of the mix, but it sounds like Louisville is a real threat if they hire Brohm.
Robinson was a huge commitment for the Cats, and there are two other in-state prospects (Jared Casey and J.J. Weaver) that seem to be on the verge of committing to Kentucky. With perhaps the best momentum Kentucky has ever had in recruiting in-state talent, losing Robinson would be a huge blow.