Athlete of the week: Western Hills' Wandale Robinson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - He's only a junior, but Western Hills running back Wandale Robinson has gained the attention of college football coaches around the country.

Robinson already has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, Cincinnati, Purdue, Virginia and Syracuse and others could be on the way. He's doing his best to enjoy the recruiting process.

"Yeah I like it, and then sometimes I don't because now that everybody knows who I am I get doubled, triple teamed," said Robinson. "It kind of gets hectic and aggravating."

The double and triple teams haven't seemed to affect his play on the field. Last week in a win over Woodford County, Robinson rushed for 328 yards and five touchdowns on just 15 carries.

"That just shows that we can run the ball," said Robinson. "We can do whatever. In one week we will be throw heavy. In the next week we will be run heavy. It just depends on what we're feeling."

"You know I say many times, he makes coaching offense really easy," said offensive coordinator Aaron Hall. "You know when all else fails, most guys if it's 3rd and 10 and you're looking for a pass play. We're like well why don't we just get the ball to Wandale? He makes it pretty easy to call plays."

In last week's win, Western Hills only attempted six passes, and completed two, both were to Robinson.

"Well usually I play in the slot more so I catch the ball a little bit," said Robinson. "Last week I just ran the ball the whole time. I only had 15 carries and 300 plus yards. So that's a shootout to the O-line."

One night after his big game, Robinson attended the UK game against Florida.

"It was great," said Robinson. "It was a great atmosphere. Just the final last minute wasn't the best, but everything was great there. I love all their coaches."



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus