Bad news, Huskers: One of Nebraska's best players has entered the transfer portal
Rumors started over the weekend that Nebraska wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson may be leaving Lincoln.
On Monday, the Huskers top playmaker announced over Twitter that he is leaving the program and entering the NCAA transfer portal.
thank you so much, Nebraska🖤 pic.twitter.com/WnqYV9MDvz
— Wan’Dale Robinson (@wanda1erobinson) January 11, 2021
Robinson issued a statement, noting that complications with his mother’s health were a reason for the decision. “For anyone who knows me knows she’s the biggest reason I play the game of football,” Robinson wrote. “Being away from my mother and not seeing her during the season hurt me.”
Reports have indicated that his home-state school, Kentucky, is the leading contender for Robinson to finish out his collegiate career.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, being closer to family is a main driver for this decision.
I just spoke with Wan'Dale about his decision to enter the transfer portal. Will have a story shortly, but certainly a mix of wanting to be closer to his mother and finding a system that can best feature his talents for the NFL. Very talented player. https://t.co/YzgaviiIcV
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 11, 2021
Robinson was Nebraska’s most consistent offensive weapon after his sophomore season, having nearly double the receiving yards of any other on the Huskers roster.
He finished the eight-game Nebraska season with 461 receiving yards on 51 catches, along with 240 rushing yards on 46 attempts. He accumulated more than 100 yards of offense in four of the final five games in 2020, with 90 yards coming in the other.