The first Division I FBS scholarship offer arrived Monday for Pine Tree 2020 wide receiver JJ Sparkman.

The Pirates' standout announced via Twitter that Iowa State has offered.

Sparkman (6-4, 185) became the 13th player from East Texas' 2020 recruiting class to receive at least one FBS offer.

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.

Iowa State competes in the Big 12 Conference and is coached by Matt Campbell. The Cyclones were 8-5 overall and 5-4 in league play last season.

Sparkman, like all sophomores, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December of 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)