LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Western Hills High School star running back Wandale Robinson was in Louisville on Thursday to pick up the Paul Hornung Award, presented to the top high school player in the state.
Robinson put up staggering numbers in his senior season. He scored 30 touchdowns on the ground and rushed for 1,973 yards and also had 725 yards receiving on 21 catches. He scored a total 45 touchdowns in just 11 games.
He verbally committed to Kentucky on November 1, but announced a change in plans on Wednesday.
“Really I just had to follow my heart, and really where I felt like I fit the best and just things like that,”Robinson said. “I just sat down with my family and one’s closest to me and ultimately I made the decision to decommit from Kentucky and go to Nebraska.”
Robinson said Nebraska head coach Scott Frost was a major factor in the decision.
“His type of offense and the type of guys that he really likes, I’m kind of the perfect fit out there and that’s what they need out there. They don’t really have the types of guys like me,” Robinson said.
He plans to graduate from high school and enroll in Lincoln in January.
“My last day of high school is December 19, and then I’ll fly out January 6, and my first day of class will be January 7,” he said.
Robinson is a four-star recruit and one of the top multi-purpose backs in the class. He is 5′9″ and 179 pounds.