Kentucky will receive a late addition to its arsenal of offensive weapons in the arms race that is SEC football. Former three-star wide receiver Marvin Robinson will join Kentucky and is eligible for the 2016 season, according to Saturday Down South.
Robinson was part of the 2015 recruiting class at Wisconsin, but he reportedly didn’t met the necessary test scores to qualify academically. In last year’s prospect class, Robinson was the No. 146th player at his position on the rankings list at 247 Sports.
As a senior in high school two years ago, the 6-foot-4 receiver recorded 36 catches, 556 yards and two touchdowns. It’s possible he could have accumulated more statistics, but his high school in Fort Lauderdale, FL was loaded with Division I talent per Larry Vaught, so he was considered somewhat of a “sleeper”. His fastest recorded 40-yard dash time is 4.4 seconds.
Kentucky beat writer Jon Hale reported Robinson will be considered a walk-on player this fall and will not have a football scholarship.
I'm told he'll be a walk-on this fall. Was committed to Wisconsin at one-time but did not sign with the Badgers https://t.co/F2PBIGNMoc
— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) July 26, 2016
Robinson gives Kentucky and first-year starting quarterback Drew Barker another target on the outside. He joins a receiving core that didn’t have a wideout record more than 700 receiving yards a year ago, but did have two receivers with more than 600 yards.
This addition for the Wildcats is not only great for the field, but it also indicates the plan to bring offensive coordinator Eddie Gran to the staff is working. Gran has a strong connection to Florida, and Kentucky hopes he can help bring in recruits from the Sunshine state.