Isaac Appleget

Isaac Appleget is one of several players from Lincoln Southeast being recruited by Division I schools.

Lincoln Southeast defensive back Isaac Appleget announced his commitment to South Dakota State on Thursday, about two weeks after he landed a scholarship offer from the Jackrabbits.

“The coaching staff at South Dakota State has always believed in me,” Appleget said. “They’ve been welcoming not only to me but my family as well. South Dakota State really feels like home.”

At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Appleget set the Southeast school record with a 36-inch vertical jump last year. He said he recorded a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump during a camp at Lindenwood University, where he worked out in front of SDSU coaches.

“My jumps are the best that I have,” Appleget said.

Appleget is a two-way player who describes himself as physical. He was recruited as both a defensive back and wide receiver, though he will play safety at South Dakota State.

FCS school Southeast Missouri State also offered him, and other programs, including Northern Iowa, Western Illinois and North Dakota, showed interest. FBS schools Air Force and Wyoming, along with Division II perennial power Northwest Missouri State, were also in contact.

“Honestly I hadn’t thought too much about any other schools,” Appleget said. “SDSU just seemed like the right place and they gave me an opportunity, so I thank them for that and can’t wait to become the player they see in me.”

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