Four-star Kentucky wide receiver Wandale Robinson has narrowed his college choices down to six, and Purdue is still in the mix.
While Robinson is universally considered one of the top five high school players in the state of Kentucky, there’s debate over if the 5’9″ elite athlete will play wide receiver or if he will become an all-purpose back in college.
During his junior season, Robinson had 117 rushing attempts and ran for 2330 yards, for a sizzling average of 19.9 yards per touch. He also had 33 rushing touchdowns which means that he scored a touchdown 28% of the time he got a rushing attempt. Talk about explosive.
This is a big reason why some scouting services, combined with his size, are projecting him to be an all-purpose back in college.
Robinson was just as explosive catching the ball with six receiving touchdowns on 25 receptions.
Hometown school Kentucky and Mark Stoops made the list, but the rest of the list includes elite programs like Alabama, Michigan, and Ohio State.
Big Ten schools Purdue and Nebraska made the list, which shows the kind of respect recruits have for Jeff Brohm and Scott Frost.
According to 24/7 Sports, Purdue was the first school that Robinson officially visited, with his visits to Ohio State and Kentucky being unofficial visits. To me, that shows a clear interest in attending Purdue.
While the process has been fun for Robinson – and part of chasing his dream that he’s had since he was five-years-old – it’s clear that dealing with recruiting has become a bit of a drain. He didn’t release a firm commitment date, but it seems as if his decision will be coming sooner rather than later.
Purdue currently has the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the Big Ten for 2019 according to Rivals. If Purdue is able to land Robinson, they could see a big bump up those rankings and it would fortify what is already a strong recruiting class with two 4-star recruits already committed to signing.
Safety Marvin Grant and defensive end George Karlaftis are the two 4-star recruits who have already committed in that recruiting class. Robinson would be the first player on offense to commit to Purdue.
Purdue also has 11 3-star commitments in that draft class, but no 5-star recruits. But, for what it’s worth, Michigan and Penn State are the only programs to have a 5-star commit, and they both only have one 5-star commitment each.