Wan'Dale Robinson has spent the last few months getting ready for the NFL Draft, training and conducting media opportunities as he gets adjusted to his new life in the professional world of football.
This morning, the former Wildcat made an appearance on the 'Good Morning Football' show in New York to discuss his football career and the upcoming draft. One of the surprise features of the show which has now made its round on social media was when the cast brought up his old highlights from his pee-wee football days. Wan'Dale went on to reveal that he once had a referee ask for his autograph at just 8 years old.
"We actually went to Owensboro, Kentucky, it was kind of like a little all-star thing and we played teams from all around the state, and we were in the championship game and won the game, and one of the referees came up to me and asked me for my autograph and at that point I was just kind of like, I looked at my mom and didn't really know what to do, but he has a picture of it and she has a picture of it too, so it's pretty exciting... I was 8 years old."
The highlight tape was posted to Youtube over 14 years ago, and in the description it wrote, "One of the best 6yr olds in the country. This kid is amazing. Just think he's only 6," as it was titled the "next Adrian Peterson." It's sitting at over 90,000 views. You can watch that video here.
He also joined SiriusXM Radio during his trip to the big apple to get interviewed by Bill Lekas.
As the days come closer to the official draft, I think we'll continue seeing these type of interviews and advertisements as well from UK's players that have entered their names. This is a big moment for them to broaden their personal brands and leave a positive impression on the organizations that are considering picking them.
The draft is just eight days away, in which the first round begins on Thursday, April 28th at 8:00 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wan'Dale Robinson is expected to hear his name around the late second to third round, which both take place the following night. The entire NFL Draft will continue all the way through April 30th.