Wan’Dale Robinson was born January 5, 2001, in Frankfort, Kentucky. He played at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he won the high school version of the Paul Hornung Award and Kentucky Mr. Football as a senior in 2018. Throughout his career, he was versatile on both offense and defense. In total, he played as a safety, linebacker, receiver, quarterback, running back, punt returner, and kickoff returner according to his high school coach. Rated as the No. 87 player in the country by 247Sports.com, he committed to Kentucky on November 1, 2018 before decommitting from Kentucky and committing to Nebraska on December 5, 2018. As a freshman at Nebraska, Robinson was used as both a rusher and receiver, rushing for 340 yards on 88 rushes and recording 40 receptions for 453 yards. After the season, he was named a Freshman All–American by The Athletic. Robinson's role increased in 2020, as he had almost the same amount of scrimmage yards he had in 2019 in two less games. He recorded 46 rushes for 240 yards, along with 51 receptions for 461 yards. He was voted honorable mention All–Big Ten by the conference coaches after the season. On January 11, 2021, Robinson announced that he was entering the transfer portal and leaving Nebraska. Four days later, he committed to Kentucky, where he was once committed to in high school. Robinson was the No. 1 receiver for the team, accumulating 104 receptions, 1,334 yards and 7 touchdown receptions in 13 games. His season total receptions and yards broke single-season school records.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, Wan'Dale Robinson was taken #43 overall by the New York Giants.