There are fewer recruits in East Texas that have been as busy of late as Newton 2020 defensive end James Sylvester, who added yet another Division I FBS scholarship offer on Thursday,

Sylvester (6-4, 215) reported via Twitter that Missouri has offered.

The Eagles' standout also holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, and Texas A&M.

Last season, Sylvester was second on the team in sacks, recording eight. He also had 82 total tackles, including eight for loss. He was a part of a Newton defensive team that allowed just 9.6 points per contest and won the Class 3A Division II state championship in 2017.

Missouri is coached by Barry Odom. The Tigers were 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the SEC last season.

Sylvester, like all sophomores, is first eligible to sign with any team 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 (2)
  • 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)
  • 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, ULM (3)
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offer from Illinois (1)
  • James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M (8)
  • Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, South Florida (2)
  • Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-3, 165 -- offer from Bowling Green (1)