The most explosive football playmaker in the state of Kentucky is nearing a decision. Before Wandale Robinson commits, he’s completing his official visits.
This weekend Robinson will be in Tuscaloosa to see the SEC on CBS matchup between the Crimson Tide Texas A&M. He’s already taken official visits to Purdue, Michigan and Nebraska. Robinson told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts that as of today Nebraska is the leader in his recruitment, although it’s still completely up in the air. He has one more official visit and will take it to either Ohio State or Kentucky, a place he’s visited quite often.
Robinson was in Lexington last weekend to watch the Cats take on Murray State. Since Vince Marrow took over his recruitment in the spring, he’s developed a close bond with the Big Dog.
“He’s really kind of become like a father to me,” Robinson said he talks to Marrow daily. “He’s really just been that guy that, during the recruiting process, he hasn’t really been harping on me or anything. I mean, obviously, he really wants me to come there. But he hasn’t been like really hard on me.”
Marrow was on the sideline next to Mark Stoops Friday night when Robinson recorded 365 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns for Western Hills. A do-it-all athlete that plays running back and receiver, he’d like to play both at the next level. It’s part of Kentucky’s recruiting pitch to the in-state star. UK’s coaches are telling Robinson he will be the marquee signee of the class if he decides to stay home.
“Obviously me being from Kentucky, I would be a homegrown guy, and obviously after football, I’ll have a life that most people don’t with everybody knowing who you are and stuff like that,” he told Roberts.
“Knowing that everybody will know who I am and know that I played at Kentucky and I’ll be able to go just about anywhere and somebody will know who I am, that obviously is something that’s really, really good to me.”
Robinson does not know exactly when he will commit, but he plans on making a decision in October.