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UK Adds a Wide Receiver for the Fall

Ft. Lauderdale wide receiver Marvin Robinson has joined the Kentucky football team.  A member of the 2015 recruiting class, Robinson committed to play for Wisconsinpending a test score.”  The test didn’t work out the way he wished, forcing Robinson to sit out a year.  Now he’s enrolled at Kentucky.

The 6’4″ 175-pounder will wear #80 for UK, according to his bio page.  During his senior season he picked up offers from Wisconsin, Florida State, Indiana and more, while catching 36 passes for 559 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Larry Vaught deserves credit for making this discovery.  Eddie Gran deserves credit for getting Robinson to Kentucky.  See what he’s capable of in the highlights below.

UPDATE:  Jon Hale reports that Robinson will be a walk-on this season.  Contributing right away initially seemed out of the question considering the depth at that position, but Robinson’s addition should pay long-term dividends.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

14 Comments for UK Adds a Wide Receiver for the Fall

  1. macsauce13
    9:10 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

    Thrilled to see a big target coming in. Seems like the last couple guys (for future years) have been 5’10 – 6’0. Glad to see a tall target.

    What should we make of Jedrick Wills visiting yesterday? I honestly figured we were close to out of the race, but now I’m all hopeful again. Thoughts?

    • ukkatzfan
      3:08 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

      What about Dakota, Bone and Baker ? Look around, but we can always use another good tall WR.

  2. ClutchCargo
    9:30 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

    Can’t imagine this guy will be able to get up to speed enough to actually contribute this year, but seems like a good pickup. Nice hands for sure.

  3. Billy Hill
    10:01 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

    So he was the #242 ranked recruit in Florida, he’s not smart enough for Wisconsin, but he’s going to play here and help us win the SEC ?

    • macsauce13
      10:12 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

      No, troll, he’s a walk-on who can provide some depth. Find something better to do.

    • tbbucs86
      10:34 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

      Why are you so negative. He must have some talent if Wisconsin wanted him.

    • ukkatzfan
      3:11 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

      Remember Ron Mercer in basketball, he couldn’t qualify for Vandy.

  4. bluegrassstu
    11:11 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

    His test scores were not high enough, so does this mean the SEC academic standards are lower than the Big Ten conference?

    • InigoMontoya
      11:48 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

      Or maybe he worked to get his test scores up.

    • RUPPS.rhetoric
      12:53 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

      Traditionally the B1G is a much tougher conference, academically than the SEC. Wisconsin is a pretty good school, and I’m assuming (even for football players) out of state enrollee’s are even tougher as far as admissions go.

  5. ekywildcat
    11:47 am July 26, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve read that Wisconsin is a pretty tough school to qualify for. One reason Bilema(sp!) left. Anyway, #242 in FLORIDA is still a pretty good football player. They play big boy football down there.

  6. VMI1957
    12:29 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

    Heck, a small boy football team from Class A in Kentucky could beat UK’s football team.

  7. Rsn2GoBlu
    12:58 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

    Kid is going to walk-on and pay out of state tuition to the tune of $40,000 when you include books, meal plan, and dorm. Hmmmm.