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Thursday Quickies: Wandale Robinson Edition

Kentucky needs to land Robinson, one of the top talents in the Bluegrass

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Kentucky is hoping to land one of the top talents in the state in Frankfort RB Wandale Robinson.

The 5’9 star is trending toward Ohio State though, and the fight to keep him in the Bluegrass will be an uphill battle for Kentucky.

Robinson announced he will take his last official visit to Columbus to check out the Buckeyes, who are the perceived favorite on his 247 Crystal Ball. That means Kentucky will not get an official visit, but Robinson is planning on taking an unofficial visit to Lexington on Saturday for the South Carolina game, and he has taken a couple other unofficial visits to Lexington.

With all of the positive momentum surrounding the Kentucky football program, keeping Robinson in Kentucky would be a major boost. Kentucky typically does not produce a great deal of quality Division I football players, but has seen more come through the pipeline in recent years, and in the 2019 class, many are leaving to go to other programs.

Fans love seeing players from Kentucky making an impact on the Wildcats roster. Look at Kash Daniel, Drake Jackson, Landon Young, David Bouvier, and others. Those guys are beloved by fans and it means a little extra to them when a player is from Kentucky.

There are some other guys from in-state that the Wildcats are recruiting and some have already committed in the 2019 class, but Robinson is one of the main targets and would be a major addition for the Kentucky football program, while fans will see it as a disappointment if he opts to go elsewhere.

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