In recent seasons, one of the biggest issues for the Kentucky Wildcats has been at wide receiver.
Heading into the 2021 season, Kentucky is going to need playmakers to emerge at this position, and they are going to turn to Nebraska Cornhuskers transfer Wan’Dale Robinson to make a major impact in that regard.
Now that spring practice has started, the former top-100 recruit is making noise and his new teammates are noticing.
“Something I want you all to know is that Wan’Dale Robinson is a great football player,” Josh Paschal told the media this week. “He’s going to be the truth. He’s a humble guy. Today, he had a hell of a play. He jumped up between two defenders and caught a post.
“He’s going to be a special player,” Paschal added.
During his two seasons at Nebraska, Robinson recorded 91 receptions for 914 yards while also rushing for 580 yards and recording seven total touchdowns in 18 games.
Earlier in the spring, Robinson spoke with the media about what he would provide for the Kentucky offense.
“They told me that they needed just a little spark on offense,” Robinson said. “Obviously, the run game was there. They just need some guys to have explosive plays, stretch the field and open up the box a little bit so that we’re more balanced on offense.”
Liam Coen is going to be bringing a pro-style offense to Lexington and we should expect to see Robinson be used as a slot receiver. However, I would expect to see him getting the ball in other ways like jet sweeps and screen plays to allow him to be the playmaker that he is.