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Wan’Dale Robinson named a top-10 newcomer by ESPN

The transfer is set for a big role with the Cats.


Wan’Dale Robinson is no stranger to Kentucky football fans. The Frankfort native was heavily recruited by this Kentucky staff before ultimately deciding to head to Nebraska and play for Scott Frost.

Luckily, the relationship didn’t stop there.

After a couple of good seasons in Lincoln, Robinson decided it was time to come back home and lace it up for his home-state school.

A new list put out by Tom VanHaaren of ESPN ranking the top-50 newcomers (including transfers) for the 2021 season has Robinson checking in at No. 10 overall. You can find the full list here.

Here is what he had to say about his decision to give Robinson a top-10 spot:

“There was a time in his initial recruitment when it seemed as if Robinson was going to sign with Kentucky. Nebraska was able to land him, though, with the hopes that he would help transform the offense. He showed flashes of his potential — 461 receiving yards in eight games — but Nebraska’s offense never really got going. Now, Robinson is at Kentucky, and although the Wildcats’ offense wasn’t turning heads last season either, the coaches are hoping Robinson can prove to be a versatile playmaker to help improve multiple areas of the offense.”

Robinson through two seasons at Nebraska racked up 580 rushing yards, 914 receiving yards, and 1,725 all-purpose yards. That versatility is what has fans so excited about seeing him at Kroger Field this season.

If Robinson can bring his playmaking ability to Liam Coen’s new offense, it should be fun to watch the Cats get up and down the field this season.

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