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Wandale Robinson flips to Nebraska

The flip is in.


With the early signing period for college football fast approaching, Kentucky Football has lost one of their top recruits for the 2019 class.

Frankfort, Kentucky native and Western Hills star Wandale Robinson has switched his commitment from the Kentucky Wildcats to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The 4-star recruit visited Nebraska back in September and committed to Kentucky in November. After being selected as Mr. Football for Kentucky earlier this month, Robinson’s been shooting up class rankings from sites all over the country. He’s currently listed 98th in the Rivals Top 100 for the 2019 class and is the top prospect in the state of Kentucky. 247 ranks him 117th nationally.

The offer sheet for Robinson is as good as it gets with schools like Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State having offered him. This was always an uphill climb for Kentucky to win, but it’s a major sting nonetheless, especially after it appeared they won the battle.

Though undersized for a running back at 5’9” and 179 pounds, Robinson’s speed and athleticism is at an elite level. As the second-ranked all-purpose back in the country, his skillset makes him an excellent weapon that can be used all over the field. It’s a major blow for Kentucky to lose out on a playmaker of this caliber, especially since he’s not only the top recruit in UK’s 2019 class, but also their home state.

After the decommitment of Robinson, this leaves three-star Travis Tisdale and as the only other running back in the class. Tisdale is currently listed as the 35th rated running back for 2019.