Troy Walters

Nebraska offensive coordinator Troy Walters is a "very upfront guy, very honest guy, very straightforward," said Chris Vaughn, the trainer of new Husker commit Wandale Robinson. Content Exchange

LINCOLN — Wandale Robinson never stopped thinking about playing for Nebraska. Not on the day he announced his commitment to Kentucky one month ago, nor the days and weeks that followed.

Robinson kept talking about the Huskers, said his trainer and mentor, Chris Vaughn. And Nebraska kept pursuing Robinson to flip from Kentucky to NU. Robinson was set to commit to Nebraska just hours before he picked Kentucky in front of his entire high school in November.

Some apparent confusion about Robinson’s role in Nebraska’s offense — which came up in a phone call between Vaughn and Husker coach Scott Frost one day before Robinson’s initial announcement — was cleared up in recent weeks. Nebraska maintained consistent communication, which included in-home visits by running backs coach Ryan Held and offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Troy Walters.

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“They were able to make everyone comfortable about their plan for him,” said Vaughn, a former Louisville receiver who trains multiple athletes in Kentucky, including Purdue receiver Rondale Moore. “Basically, they’re going to use him in a bunch of different ways because he’s so versatile. He can play outside receiver, he can play slot receiver, he can line up in the backfield.”

Vaughn said “some things were misunderstood” in the original phone call, but Nebraska didn’t stop recruiting Robinson. Frost will conduct his in-home visit next week.

“Nebraska’s a great offense and Scott Frost is a great offensive mind,” Vaughn said. “He’s proven that. Ultimately, it’s about Wandale being happy and being where he wants to be. Nebraska’s been on his heart for awhile, and wherever he’s most happy, that’s where he’s going to be most successful at.”

Vaughn called Walters “the glue guy” in the recruiting process.

“Very upfront guy, very honest guy, very straightforward about their plans from the get-go,” Vaughn said.

Nebraska plans to use Robinson and JD Spielman on the field at the same time, Vaughn said, so they “can create mismatches for each other.”

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