Position: Offensive Line
Previous College: None
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.