TCU Offers Newton’s James Sylvester
They keep coming for James Sylvester.
Sylvester, a 2020 DL at Newton, has multiple Power 5 offers before entering his junior season. He picked up another from TCU on Tuesday.
Sylvester (6-4, 215) also holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, 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.
TCU finished 11-3 this past season, including a victory against Stanford in the Alamo Bowl. The Horned Frogs finished as runner-up to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship.
Sylvester, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any team that offers him beginning 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/LB, 6-1, 243 -- offers from Arkansas, Houston (2)
- Garrett Hayes, Athens, OL, 6-5, 275 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, TCU (3)
- Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 218 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State (3)
- Tren Jones, Arp, DB, 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 Arkansas, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)
- Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offers from Arkansas, Illinois (2)
- JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa State, Southern Miss (4)
- James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M (10)
- Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU, South Florida, Vanderbilt (6)
- Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-3, 165 -- offer from Bowling Green, Southern Miss (2)