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Former Husker WR Wan'Dale Robinson commits to Kentucky
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Former Husker WR Wan'Dale Robinson commits to Kentucky

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Minnesota vs. Nebraska, 12.12

Nebraska wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (1) leaps for a third-quarter pass from Adrian Martinez against Minnesota on Dec. 12 at Memorial Stadium.

Wan'Dale Robinson is headed home. 

The former Nebraska wide receiver on Friday morning announced that he will be continuing his college career at the University of Kentucky. 

The move, which comes four days after he formalized his departure from NU by entering his name into the NCAA's transfer portal, does not come as a surprise due to several factors. 

In announcing his transfer at the start of the week, Robinson, a Frankfort, Kentucky, native, said he'd like to be closer to his mother, who was hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis late last year. Not only that, but UK has always had something of a pull for Robinson. 

He verbally committed to the Wildcats during his high school recruiting process, only to flip to Nebraska five weeks later. At that time, he said he allowed pressure to stay home to get to him and his heart was really at Nebraska. 

Not this time. In announcing his pledge to Kentucky, he tweeted out a graphic that said, "Hometown Hero." 

Robinson was Nebraska's leading receiver by a long shot in 2020 and topped 1,000 all-purpose yards as a freshman in 2019 in Lincoln. 

He is expected to be on campus in Lexington in a matter of days to get his Kentucky career started. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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