Are you worried that Kentucky’s focus on the power run game will push high-level offensive weapons away from Lexington?
At least one prominent playmaking recruit doesn’t see it that way in the slightest.
2019 four-star athlete and Frankfort product Wandale Robinson is making his final decision on Thursday, and the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the five schools he’s considering. Even despite the offensive struggles, specifically in the passing department, Robinson says he sees a “need” for him in the lineup.
In an interview with Woody Wommack of Rivals.com, Robinson broke down his five finalists and why he might choose each school, where he included a pretty in-depth response in favor of his home-state Wildcats.
“I’m a hometown kid and I see that there’s a need for me with their offense,” he said. “They need playmakers to add explosiveness and they’ve made it an emphasis that they need me to fill that role.”
Robinson sees the opportunity for local networking and preparing for life after football if he were to stay home and play for Kentucky.
“To be able to stay in Kentucky, it would set me up with a great network of alumni because everyone in the state would know me and it would make life after football easier,” he said.” That’s what Kentucky has been telling me, stay home, represent my home state and enjoy life after football here as well. That’s really big for them, the life after football aspect.”
He wasn’t a huge fan of any team in particular, including the Cats, growing up. He just wants to to find the best fit for him going forward, which may or may not be in Lexington.
“Growing up, I wasn’t a fan of any team, I just liked football, so I wasn’t a fan of Kentucky or anyone else,” said Robinson. “I just liked watching great players play so that fan aspect isn’t a part of my decision. A lot of people around here wanted me to commit when they first offered me and everyone is still trying to pull me in. I’m just trying to take it all in and make my own decision. Their season has been a little bit surprising to me with how well they’ve done but that’s not a big thing for me. I’m trying to find the best fit for me. The record or the season this year doesn’t have a whole lot to do with that.”
For his reasoning for each school in contention, take a look here.
We’ll find out his final destination on Thursday.