The Kentucky football team got a gem from the transfer portal.
The Big Blue Nation has been well-acquainted with former Kentucky Mr. Football Wan’Dale Robinson since he rose to stardom at Western Hills High School in Frankfort. Since leaving for the plains of Lincoln, he’s been a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award in back-to-back years as one of college football’s most versatile weapons.
When Robinson entered his name into the transfer portal, it turned heads in the college football world. Everyone quickly acknowledged Robinson was one of the best available players on the market. Now that the dust has seemingly settled, 247 Sports has ranked every player that entered the transfer portal this offseason. Robinson ranks No. 5 and is the second-ranked pass-catcher, trailing only former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert, who left LSU for Florida.
Robinson made an immediate impact at Nebraska upon arrival in 2019. Then he blossomed into a playmaking star in 2020, catching 51 passes for 461 yards in eight games to go along with 240 yards on 5.2 ypc. In many ways, Robinson was the focal point of an often sputtering Nebraska offense. That versatility will be utilized in much the same way in Lexington, where the Wildcats are hoping Robinson can provide a spark for an offense that ranked 95th nationally last year in yards per play. Robinson isn’t the same player as Lynn Bowden — don’t expect him to take snaps at QB — but he provides instant offense in much the same way.
Wan’Dale was one of the best playmakers in the Big Ten, despite being grossly misused at Nebraska. His athleticism is unrivaled. Grab your popcorn and prepare to watch Wan’Dale do work at Kroger Field this fall.