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Wandale Robinson names a leader, discusses Kentucky

Kentucky is coming on strong for their top recruiting target.


One of the best players in the state of Kentucky recently spoke with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader to discuss his finalists and what’s next.

Robinson, a 5’9’’, 175-pound senior at Western Hills in Frankfort, Kentucky, is a consensus four-star player and ranked as the No. 4 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports Composite.

Robinson has put up some gaudy statistics through four regular season games. He’s rushed 71 times for 813 yards and nine touchdowns, and he’s tallied six catches for 223 yards and four more touchdowns. Not to mention, he’s returned three punts totaling 161 yards and two touchdowns, including a 96-yarder last week.

Robinson is as explosive and dynamic as they get, not only in Kentucky, but in the entire country. And all the major programs across the nation have taken notice. His final six schools include Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, and Kentucky.

Robinson has already taken official visits to Purdue, Michigan and Nebraska and he’ll be in Tuscaloosa this weekend to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Texas A&M Aggies.

He went on to say that that, as of today, Nebraska is his leader. But he added that it’s still completely up in the air. He has one more official visit and will take it to either Ohio State or Kentucky.

However, Robinson has already been on Kentucky’s campus multiple times. In fact, he was just in Lexington last weekend to watch the Cats take down the Murray State Racers.

Kentucky is coming hard for the dynamic athlete, but they aren’t pushing him too hard. Robinson discussed the relationship the Kentucky coaches have built with him, especially the close bond that’s been developed with Vince Marrow.

“He’s really kind of become like a father to me,” Robinson said. “He’s really just been that guy that, during the recruiting process, he hasn’t really been harping on me or anything. I mean, obviously, he really wants me to come there. But he hasn’t been like really hard on me.”

Stoops and Marrow were in attendance last Friday to watch Robinson tally 365 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. Robinson took notice of the Kentucky coaches’ presence.

And wouldn’t you know it, that big win over Florida a couple weeks ago is already paying big dividends.

“Getting that big win against Florida, after 31 years, that’s obviously something knowing that they’re moving in the right direction,” he said. “And I would love to be a part of that, too.”

Robinson has not set a commitment date yet, but he’s going to visit either Ohio State or Kentucky in the next couple of weeks for his last official visit, then make a decision sometime in October.