Shawnee (KS) Mill Valley offensive tackle Evan Applegate is a prospect that has seen his stock produce a bit of a jump throughout the evaluation period. He added a few offers along the way.
The three-star lineman had held at one scholarship offer for a few months. It was from Kansas State who had identified him as a top target at the position very early on.
The Wildcats are a serious threat to land Applegate, stemming from his familiarity with the school. He's taken several visits to the campus, far more than any other.
There's also a family connection to the Kansas State program. Applegate's sister is also a student at the school and there's a feeling of comfort for him in Manhattan.
"I really like them," Applegate had told Scout about the Wildcats a little over a month ago. "My sister is a sophomore there right now. She tells me all about it. There's a family feel to Kansas State. It always feels like home there."
Applegate has since collected scholarships from Minnesota and Oklahoma State. He's already taken a trip to Stillwater and had previously stated the Cowboys were an offer he'd like to have.
"Their facilities are very impressive," he said about Oklahoma State. "I like their program and I like the way the new offensive line coach does things. I hope I get an offer."
The offer from Oklahoma State has come but Applegate has admitted in the past that there may be too much draw for him to Kansas State for other schools to overcome.
"I would definitely say that they will be tough to beat," he pointed out about the Wildcats.
Applegate is a bit raw in his development but possesses the strength needed to be a prime prospect that fits what schools are looking for. He has what you can't teach and that's the prototypical size for a player at his position.
The three-star Shawnee, Kansas native stands at 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds. That immediately catches the attention from college coaches around the country and should garner him more attention and interest as his recruiting cycle progresses forward.
Two More Offers For Applegate
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