Vince Marrow, bugaboo of Nebraska recruiting, has taken his fifth player from the Cornhuskers.
Four-star ATH Wandale Robinson out of Frankfort (Ky.) Western Hills picks Kentucky.— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) November 1, 2018
Nebraska looked like the leader for a long time before an 11th-hour push from the Wildcats and Vince Marrow. The #Huskers’ top ATH target is off the board.
Breaking: 4-star Kentucky ATH Wandale Robinson has committed to Kentucky. He goes in-depth on why he chose the Wildcats over Nebraska, Ohio State, Alabama and others.— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) November 1, 2018
"I really feel like that I can be that hometown hero type guy."https://t.co/sBn8yY447y pic.twitter.com/z8HZFPMxac
This is rather baffling from a football point of view. Robinson is a perfect fit for the Duck-R position in the Frostfence. Kentucky only threw 8 passes all game against Missouri. Robinson’s girlfriend is going to Kentucky, which certainly can be a factor. Former Husker grad assistant Marrow is a formidable recruiter. I have heard Mom wants him close so she can go to games, which can be a large factor. The large bag of not $EC cash that Marrow didn’t put on their kitchen table yesterday evening certainly wasn’t a factor at all.
To give you an idea of how quickly and recently this changed:
I just did as I was told last week. pic.twitter.com/RTuNr18XL4— William Stone (@will_herb_stone) November 1, 2018
Reactions from the Cornnation recruiting staff were mixed.
The humans were disappointed:
Gus was angrily defiant:
Jack was unpleasantly surprised:
It’s a long time until December. This fight isn’t over. Remember that in November, coaches are allowed to visit the recruit’s home rather than just his school. You can bet Ryan Held and crew will not be letting up on him. The Cornnation recruiting staff will keep following this situation.
Stay tuned, Husker faithful! GBR!