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Wan’Dale Robinson will transfer to Kentucky

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Wan’Dale Robinson will (finally) be a Kentucky Wildcat.

Shortly after entering the transfer portal the Frankfort native announced he will be taking his talents to his Old Kentucky Home.

Just over two years ago Robinson was committed to play for Mark Stoops at Kentucky. The Mr. Football from Western Hills High School had a change of heart two weeks before signing day, opting instead to play for Scott Frost at Nebraska. He made a slight detour, but Wan’Dale finally found his way to UK thanks to some help from Stoops and Vince Marrow.

Robinson immediately fit the billing of an All-American, setting Nebraska records for receptions and receiving yards by a freshman in 2019. He followed that up by leading the Huskers in receiving in 2020. In  20 college football games Robinson picked up just shy of 2,000 yards from scrimmage and was a two-time finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, given each year to the nation’s most versatile college football player.

A high school star, in his final season of football he scored 45 touchdowns in 11 games. Whether he was at running back, wide receiver, returner or playing defense, Robinson could turn any play into a touchdown. Now the BBN will get to watch him make plays at Kroger Field while potentially catching passes from a former district foe, former Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen.

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Robinson gives Kentucky’s offense an immediate jolt of explosiveness after multiple seasons of struggles through the air. A slot receiver that can make people miss, Liam Coen’s offense will target Robinson early and often. One cannot quantify how much adding the big-play maker to the offense will help the new play-caller and new quarterback in 2021.

We’ll have much more on what Robinson’s return to Kentucky means for the Wildcats until the ball is kicked off this fall. Before the hype train gets completely off the tracks, enjoy some of Robinson’s best work on the football field.

 

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

42 Comments for Wan’Dale Robinson will transfer to Kentucky



  1. bigblue98
    10:35 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome young man. Looking forward to seeing you excel. With this addition and players announced coming back next season looks great. Go CATS!



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      10:42 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Nice to get a reciever who catches inaccurate passes like they’re tacos on a Tuesday.



  2. secrick
    10:40 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Could this be Ky’s best team ever?



    • kyle macys socks
      11:14 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

      The pieces are definitely in place. If one or both of the QB’s plays well we should be in really good shape



    • Cat4life23
      11:38 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

      We said that last year and hopefully I’m wrong but we will have a hard time with the QBs



    • ukwildcat1991
      12:32 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      With an all set schedule and the corona virus? Yeah, good argument dude



    • IndianaSucks
      1:43 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Secrick…Ok KSR



  3. FloridaCat88
    10:41 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome Home!



  4. ukkatzfan
    10:42 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Yes yes yes !!!



  5. Beaver_Fever
    10:45 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    The pieces are coming together. Now all focus to the QBs. We now have play makers with Robinson, Ali, Rodriguez and Smoke with a loaded TE room and the big blue wall. Can we finally get some solid QB play for the first time since Andre Woodson?



    • BLUEVADER
      11:34 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Don’t forget about Drennan he is Like a Bowden/Robinson type player. We are stacked with weapons this coming year. I think at Worst we are 2nd in East and in position to upset UGA to maybe go to SEC title game. This is the first year I look at Roster and say Damn we pull off couple big W’s we could be EAST CHAMPIONS!



    • Mr.Incognito
      12:10 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Hartline was solid



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      12:21 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      Hartline was indeed solid despite getting tons of grief from BBN. If I recall he had like 3200 passing yards his last season.



    • csnailnrun
      8:24 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      I still Stephen Johnson. Jimmy Chill 100% of the time



    • Beaver_Fever
      2:30 pm January 16, 2021 Permalink

      Hartline’s big problem was the lackluster start to his UK career. Not to mention he was following up Andre Woodson. Woodson threw for 3709 yards on 327 completions and 40 tds to 11 ints. Tim Couch in his junior season threw for 4275 yards on 400 completions with 34 tds to 15 ints. While Jared Lorenzen’s season stats weren’t mindblowing, he definitely had a wow factor to his game that was incredible to watch. Hartline had a solid senior season but there’s no denying he was a tier or two below the other guys. If were going to seriously compete to win the East and play for an SEC title, we have to have a Woodson/Couch/Lorenzen caliber QB.



  6. MississippiBlue
    10:51 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    He appears to be more of a RB/Playmaker than a receiver, but he should improve the overall athleticism in the WR room. I hope everyone tempers their expectations on the passing game next year. If UK can just lean on the ground game and sprinkle in some improved passing concepts i’dconsidered that markedly improved.



  7. trumpetguy
    11:25 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Motion and S P A C E is the recipe. Not sure with CR in the backfield, O.C. will want WR running much between the tackles. Quick, elusive kid better get some touches though or all for naught.



  8. UKFanSC
    11:29 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Great news. Another potent weapon



  9. 859bornandraised
    11:47 am January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome home young man…GO CATS!!!



  10. Bluehender
    12:00 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Great news. Welcome home young man.



  11. WILDCATS1968
    12:11 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    He is very comparable to Lynn Bowden. Can take any given play to the house whether it be as a WR, RB, PR, or Kickoff returner.
    Explosive, twitchy, elusive, very good speed, and elite vision are all traits this young man possesses. The young man can score from anywhere on the field, we have not had a guy like him since well, Lynn Bowden. People will say (several all ready have) that he is too small to do it in the SEC, well i have listed several times in different articles and sites, that 7 or so of the Top 10 WR’s in the SEC last year, was around the same size as Wan’Dale. He played in the BIG, it is a very physical conference with some really tough defenses, several DB’s and other positions that where / will be drafted and play on Sundays. Not like he put those numbers up playing in the Sunbelt or WAC or something similar to those conferences. Even if he did, there have been several players from those conferences play in the NFL. If you can play, you can play, it is that simple.



  12. NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
    12:48 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Yes! Big get for us! Welcome home Wan’Dale. Big impact for us not only offensively, but special teams as well. With Ali, Epps, Donut, Wan’Dale, Upshaw, Rigg, Oliver, Dailey, Cummings, Branham, and Sanders, as well as Dekel Crowdus, Lewis, Magwood and Dingle all redshirting, we should have plenty of options to put out there for our passing game, and should be more successful projectively than we’ve ever seen from Stoops’ tenure here



    • WILDCATS1968
      2:46 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      I really think the Ross kid will play and make a contribution from day 1. I feel like (as many others also have) he was the steal of the class. Played in the highest division in Georgia, and the kids is just a winner. he is another one of those slot guys with elite speed and can score in many ways. We have went from a subpar WR group, to having probably the best overall group at KY in quite some time, if not the most talented group (on paper) ever. Wan’Dale is a proven, Ali somewhat is, the TE’s have proven to be very skilled, mix in the projections of the new guys, aged guys that should improve over another year in the program, and we SHOULD BE set at WR. Now just install a QB who can get them the ball, with our running attack, look out.



    • NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
      3:53 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Forgot about him bro, you right. He is a steal and could be another explosive weapon.



    • NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
      3:58 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      Hopefully it’s Allen to lose. I feel like he has the passing tools that Gatewood has too, but not as polished and not as accurate on, rn at least. But hell of a arm. But it’s Allen to lose to me. Then hopefully Wimsett after or Sharen



  13. jaws2
    3:27 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    And so the annual KSR buildup begins!



    • Beaver_Fever
      6:08 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

      I don’t care if Jesus of Nazareth himself straps on a UK helmet next season, I’m going in expecting 7-5. Way too much heartbreak.



    • Ryan Lemonds Toupee
      8:24 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      Beaver Fever w the QOTD



    • JDid
      5:54 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      JC had help: 12 Disciples. Plus a coach, Mother Mary and…



    • zoupman
      8:12 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      Most hype around a UK signee since B J Boston.



    • Bluenblood
      9:18 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      Ha yes. Zuop too funny. I guess we all forgot he turned his back on us once. WE NEED A QUALITY QB. Praying one falls out of the sky



  14. jaws2
    3:29 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Oh and you guys forgot, we’ve still got STUPES!



  15. T-Town Cat
    11:23 pm January 15, 2021 Permalink

    Wow. How did Davonta Smith beat this guy for the Biletnikoff award and the Heisman Trophy?



  16. 606Lank
    4:08 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    He doesn’t look as fast as I thought he was hyped up to be. He will have to play in the slot for sure because unlike Nebraska we ain’t putting him in the backfield we got good backs to carry that load. A great get if we can figure out the QB spot if not it’ll be for nothing.



  17. JDid
    5:56 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    This is excellent news! Welcome home son!



  18. Irish son
    7:30 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    Meh, 5’7 slot players are a dime a dozen. We need SPEED. I hope he does well, but to compete in the SEC we need Bama, Georgia type speed



    • ClutchCargo
      11:13 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

      We call it Bama, Georgia type speed because that’s where all those guys go. Our overall athleticism can always use an upgrade, but this guy is just the elusive slot receiver we didn’t have until now.



  19. kydrummer
    7:40 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome home son!



  20. gacat123
    9:32 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    Immediately eligible??



  21. DerBaron
    11:05 am January 16, 2021 Permalink

    I’ll wait until he actually suits up a Cat. This kid changes his mind every other day.