Lincoln Southeast wide receiver Isaac Appleget has two FCS scholarship offers. Both came after a strong showing at the Lindenwood Mega Camp in St. Charles, Mo on May 31. South Dakota State and Southeast Missouri State offered the class of 2020 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver at the camp.
"I have been talking to SDSU for a while, but they hadn't seen me in person," he said. "Coach (Dan) Jackson said he saw enough, so he offered me."
Justin Drudik a former internal scout under Bo Pelini at Nebraska is the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Southeast Missouri State. Drudik liked what he saw from Appleget at Lindenwood and offered him a scholarship.
Other FCS schools that have reached out to him include Northern Iowa, Western Illinois and North Dakota. FBS schools Air Force and Wyoming have also shown interest along with Division II perennial power Northwest Missouri State.
Appleget plans a busy summer. He will camp at South Dakota State on Monday and Nebraska's Friday Night Lights camp on June 13. He will also camp at Kansas in late July.
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"Those are the only ones set in stone," he said. "I am thinking about going to Wyoming or Colorado as well."
Appleget is a two-way player that describes himself as a physical football player. He is being recruited as both a defensive back and wide receiver.
"I am open to both sides of the ball really," he said. "I just want to play football at the next level really."
Despite the recruiting attention, he knows he can get better.
"I need to get faster," he said. "I feel like I have good speed on the field, but it's always those testing numbers coaches are looking at."
Appleget does have strong testing numbers. He set the Southeast school record with a 36-inch vertical jump last year.
"My jumps are the best that I have," he said. "I jumped 10-3 in the broad jump at Lindenwood."
Only four teams outside of Metro Omaha have won a Class A state championship since 2000. Southeast in 2000, 2002 and 2011. This offseason the Knights have been focused on being the first to from outside the Omaha metro to win a title since 2011.
"That has been our team motto," he said. "Why not us. It's always been about Omaha so why not this team and this year."