Robinson has change of heart, flips commitment from UK to Nebraska


Wandale Robinson had a change of heart and flipped his commitment from Kentucky to the University of Nebraska Wednesday afternoon.


Robinson, a standout running back at Western Hills High School, originally committed to play for the Wildcats but announced in a tweet he had changed his mind.


“Throughout this whole recruiting process, I’ve always been told, ‘do what’s best for you’ you have to live your life and nobody else. Those words of advice got away from me as my verbal commitment day neared," Robinson tweeted. 


During the regular season, Robinson rushed for 1,844 yards and scored 28 touchdowns on 193 carries. Robinson averaged 184 yards per game and added 493 yards and nine scores on 22 catches this season. He also completed eight of 10 passes for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Robinson led the Wolverines in tackles with 105 tackles, including 95 solo stops. He added six forced fumbles and collected three interceptions. Western Hills (7-4) lost to Lawrence County in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.


Robinson said he got “overwhelmed by the pressure from outside influences, the pressure of staying home and the pressure of trying to please everyone.”


“Most people don’t realize the stress that goes on with recruiting, especially when it’s from your home state and everyone wants you to go there. Staying home is staying I would have loved to do, but unfortunately my heart just isn’t there.”


Robinson said regretted “things happened the way they did.”


“It was never my intention to hurt or mislead anyone or play any sort of game,” he said. “I am grateful for the opportunities that UK offered and have the upmost respect for the entire program and university.”


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Keith Taylor is sports editor for Kentucky Today. Reach him at or twitter @keithtaylor21.




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