It looks like Kentucky isn’t out of the woods yet in regards to Wandale Robinson.
Steve Wiltfong, one of the top football recruiting gurus, is now saying that Nebraska is still in the hunt for Robinson. Wiltfong added that a flip could come as soon as this week.
This also comes after Robinson sent out an interesting tweet on Sunday:
always do what’s best for you, no one else...— Wandale Robinson (@robinson__era) December 3, 2018
It’s no secret that those around Robinson have been pushing for Kentucky, whereas Robinson himself was greatly infatuated with Scott Frost and what he’s building at Nebraska.
After all, Frost did lead UCF to an unbeaten record last year and a win over Auburn in a New Year’s Six bowl. The Knights just finished this year’s regular season with another undefeated regular season and a New Year’s Six bowl berth with essentially a team Frost built. You have to think that’s carrying a lot of weight with Robinson and other recruits, so perhaps a flip shouldn’t be as surprising as we’d like to believe it would be.
However, this report came out as Robinson was receiving his All-American Bowl jersey. During the ceremony, Robinson actually talked about his recruitment and how, while he’s committed to Kentucky, he knows the recruiting won’t stop until he signs his national letter of intent.
“I knew recruiting wouldn’t stop until December 19, so I’ve just been ready for it, the whole process,” Robinson told the Herald-Leader.
However, Robinson sounded like he’s solid with Kentucky, as he even talked about recruiting other in-state stars to join him in Lexington.
“We’re gonna see what Jared (Casey) has to do on Thursday, and J.J. (Weaver) obviously committed this past Friday,” said Robinson. “Really, all the kids that they’ve really tried to get me after, I’ve went after.”
As we’ve learned many times in the past, no commitment is 100 percent until the ink is dry. Until Robinson signs, don’t assume he or any other recruit will be at Kentucky. That’s just the way this game is, and it sounds like Kentucky may end up on the wrong end of it this time around.
But don’t make the mistake of counting out Vince Marrow and Mark Stoops, even if things look bleak at the moment.
We are excited to welcome future Kentucky Wildcat Wandale Robinson to the #AllAmericanBowl presented by @amfam. Wandale is ranked the number 1 overall player in the state of Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/icjjtH016E— All-American Bowl Jersey Presentation Tour (@AABJerseyTour) December 4, 2018