The Nebraska coaching staff liked what they saw during Jake Appleget’s one-hour private workout early on Tuesday morning.
Appleget impressed so much that at the end of his visit, a scholarship offer was extended to the 2022 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete from Lincoln Southeast.
“I came in this morning and had a great workout,” Appleget said. “I tested really well and did well in all the position drills. After that, I took a visit to the school and it was really great. In the end, I went and had a conversation with Scott Frost and he offered me.”
Nebraska is Appleget’s first Power Five offer. He currently holds other football offers from South Dakota State, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Yale, Illinois State and Northern Illinois, which was his first FBS offer.
Appleget was with Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and his dad when the offer came.
“We talked for about 30 minutes, and in the end he (Frost) extended the offer,” Appleget said. “There was a big handshake, a pat on the back from Frost, Ruud and Chinander, and then a hug from my dad and we were out of there.”
Appleget, who will start at middle linebacker and tight end/receiver this fall at Southeast, said the coaching staff likes his versatility as a defender and ability to be plugged in at different positions.
“They’re still deciding if I’m going to play outside linebacker or tight end for them,” Appleget said, “it just depends on when I get down there and if I get down there.”
Nebraska’s staff put Appleget through outside linebacker drills like rushing off the edge and other footwork drills. There were also receiver drills where Appleget ran routes and caught passes.
Up next for Appleget is a workout at Minnesota in Minneapolis tomorrow on June 2.
“Still heading up (to Minneapolis) today and then I’ll be at the Lindenwood Camp on June 5 I believe,” he said.