JJ Sparkman is starting to take off.

Sparkman, a 2020 receiver at Pine Tree, has reported plenty of offers in the past few weeks. He reported another from Southern Miss on Friday.

Sparkman also has an offers from Arkansas and 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.

Southern Miss competes in Conference USA of the NCAA's FBS subdivision. The Golden Eagles finished 8-5 this past season, falling to Florida State in the Independence Bowl.

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)
  • Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, DL, 6-4, 260 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
  • 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 -- offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Southern Miss (3)
  • 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)