It didn't take long after Rivals.com introduced you to wide receiver Jarrett Sparks (6-2, 200, 4.5) from Merced, Calif., as one to watch from Northern California before he received his first offer.
"Jarrett received his offer from Cal last Friday," Merced coach Rob Scheidt said. "Cal is very excited about Jarrett.
"USC and Washington State are also showing a lot of interest in Jarrett," Scheidt said. "Things are picking up with Jarrett.
"We are pretty excited about Jarrett's first offer," Scheidt said. "It is a good indication for things to come.
There is good reason why Sparks is sparking interest from D-I schools. He is a tremendous all-around athlete who earned second-team all-district, second-team all-conference and second-team all-area as a wide receiver.
Sparks was also his League's Player of the Year for his skills as a basketball player after averaging over 25 points in league. He is seeing recruiting action for his basketball talents as well.
In an earlier interview with Scheidt, he had the following to say about his talented wide receiver.
"Jarrett is a playmaker," Scheidt said. "When he has the ball in his hands, he's a threat to make a big play every time.
"Jarrett has great lower body leverage that allows him to have great balance," Scheidt said. "He also has outstanding body control and can go up in the air to get the football.
Sparks used his playmaking ability to haul in 42 receptions for 862 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 20.5 yards per catch.
Sparks has the height and speed that it so highly coveted these days on the collegiate level. He also has the ability to make things happen after the catch and his 36-inch vertical makes him even more dangerous.
The sparks are just beginning to ignite with Sparks' recruitment. Soon the sparks will turn into a flame.