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Friday Flakes: Is Wandale Robinson Nebraska’s Newest Version of Tyjon Lindsey?

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Can we revisit the fall of 2017?

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This incoming Nebraska football player was extremely highly recruited. He also committed to another power five program before finally signing with Nebraska. When he committed and signed he was probably the incoming player who fans were most excited about. Also he is five feet nine inches tall. Very shifty and athletic wide receiver who the coaching staff also would like to hand the ball off to from time to time. He has received enormous praise from both teammates and coaches in his first run through fall practice.

Also he plans on wearing #1.

These statements describe both Tyjon Lindsey in 2017 and Wandale Robinson in 2019.

Just an observation. That is all.


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