clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

72 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Evan Applegate

New, 3 comments

In which BracketCat counts down the 72nd day until kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Evan Applegate.

I have no real justification for this other than guesswork, but Evan Applegate sort of reminds me of Jeromey Clary a little bit. If he's even half as successful as a guy who's still playing in the NFL, then he was a good recruiting get.
I have no real justification for this other than guesswork, but Evan Applegate sort of reminds me of Jeromey Clary a little bit. If he's even half as successful as a guy who's still playing in the NFL, then he was a good recruiting get.
Brian Bahr/Getty Images
EvanApplegate

Evan Applegate
True Freshman
6-6 | 270
Shawnee, Kan.

Bio

Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Evan Allen Applegate (Oct. 26, 1996) is a promising young offensive tackle prospect who is very likely to redshirt.

He selected the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others.

Applegate lettered three years under head coach Joel Applebee at Mill Valley High School, helping to lead the Jaguars to an appearance in the Class 5A State playoffs in 2014. You can watch his high school highlights here.

He was rated the second-best offensive tackle in the state of Kansas by Scout.com and the seventh-best player overall by Rivals.com. He was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team.

A first-team All-Kansas 5A selection by both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, Applegate also was named a first-team all-metro performer by The Kansas City Star. Read more about his preparation here.

Applegate also was an all-state selection by the Kansas Football Coaches Association, as well as a unanimous first-team all-league pick as a senior, in addition to earning all-league honors as both a sophomore and junior.

A semifinalist for the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award as the most outstanding lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City area, he also lettered two years in basketball, helping his team to go 20-4 and place third in the state in 2013.