Some surprising news came out of Nebraska during the offseason, with running back/wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson entering his name in the NCAA transfer portal. After two strong seasons with the Huskers, he was expected to continue in a prominent offensive role.

Instead, Robinson decided to look for greener pastures and settled on Kentucky, returning to his home state to complete his college football career. And it’s a huge boost for the Wildcats, who need playmakers for the 2021 season.

After Robinson committed to Kentucky, head coach Mark Stoops said he’s excited to see what the versatile playmaker can do in a Wildcats uniform.

“That’s going to be big,” Stoops said on Kentucky Sports Radio. “Very, very excited about Wan’Dale coming back. We recruited our tail off to get him the first time, but things happen and things happen for a reason. I’m grateful he’s here. We’re excited to welcome him into the program.

“We needed dynamic playmakers, as you know. Those are the guys that change those digits on the scoreboard. We need some guys like that.”

Robinson was used in a running back and wide receiver role during his two seasons at Nebraska, getting plenty of touches. He totaled 914 receiving yards, 580 rushing yards and scored 7 total touchdowns while in Lincoln and emerged as one of the most versatile players in the B1G.

He’ll take that ability with him to Lexington, where he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining for the Wildcats.