Western Hills' Wandale Robinson named Athlete of the Week

Published: Sep. 26, 2018 at 4:26 PM EDT
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Western Hills is off to a 4-1 start to the season. The Wolverines team success has been in large part due to the play of running back Wandale Robinson.

"Having some individual success is also fun," said Robinson. "I'm in the running for (Kentucky) Mr. Football, so I'm trying to put up a couple of numbers to make me stand out. So that's been all good."

Robinson has been all good and then some this season. The Kentucky Mr. Football hopeful has done a little bit of everything for his team.

"Every week I'm involved in the offense," said Robinson. "They are having me do a lot of different things. This week they had me catching the ball a little bit more and throwing the ball a little bit more."

On Friday night in a win over Woodford County, Robinson accounted for seven touchdowns, four rushing, two receiving and one passing — and 330 yards of total offense. On defense, he had four solo tackles, six assists, and one interception.

"You know he's been a special athlete," said Western Hills head coach Don Miller. "You know even starting out his freshman year, he was able to make plays, and I think it just built up all the way to this senior year. He's able to do it on offense and defense."

Through five games, he's rushed for 996 yards and 13 touchdowns. He's caught nine passes for 317 yards and six touchdowns. He's returned three punts for 161 yards and two scores, and he's thrown a touchdown a pass. It's that versatility that has coaches like Nick Saban, Mark Stoops, Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh competing for his commitment.

"Being able to play multiple positions," said Robinson. "They see I get in the end zone a lot, so that's attracting the colleges. They like touchdowns, so just really being able to play running back, in the slot and out at wide receiver, punt return, kick return, just doing a lot of different things in the offense."

Robinson has a big decision to make for his future in football, and he's taking the recruiting process in stride.

"I'm one of the very few people in this country that have the opportunity to play at some schools," said Robinson. "So I'm taking everything in. You have to like it. If you don't like it, then you're throwing your gift away. So I'm enjoying it."