JJ Sparkman now has two FBS offers before his junior year even begins.

Sparkman, a sophomore receiver at Pine Tree, reported Saturday t

Sparkman also has an offer from Iowa State.

Last season, Sparkman caught 26 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns. The Pirates were 3-8 in 2017 and advanced to the bi-district round of the Class 5A Division II playoffs.

Arkansas competes in the SEC and finished 4-8 this past season. Jeff Traylor, the former coach at Gilmer, is the associate head coach to Chad Morris, who will begin his first season next year.

Sparkman, like all sophomores, is first eligible to sign with any school that offers him beginning in December 2019.

2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas (6)
  • JJ Green, Marshall, QB, 6-2, 165 -- offer from Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas State (3)
  • Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Herbert Gums, Diboll, RB, 6-1, 228 -- offer from Houston (1)
  • Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 218 -- offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State (2)
  • Tren Jones, Arp, ATH, 6-0, 170 — offer from Baylor (1)
  • Devon King, Gilmer, OL, 6-3, 320 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • Haynes King, Longview, QB, 6-2, 170 -- offers from Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)
  • Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offer from Illinois (1)
  • JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offer from Iowa State (1)
  • James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M (9)
  • Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, South Florida, Vanderbilt (3)
  • Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-3, 165 -- offer from Bowling Green (1)