Little Rock, Arkansas, native James Jointer has collected 27 scholarship offers in his recruitment so far. The Parkview Magnet standout shared Friday that eight schools, including three in the SEC, have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.

Arkansas, Mizzou and Tennessee made Jointer’s top eight, along with Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan State, Purdue and Utah. Listed at 6-foot, 205 pounds, Jointer is rated the No. 9 Arkansas recruit, No. 54 running back and No. 614 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2022 on the 247Sports Composite.

Jointer’s Hudl highlight tape for his junior season, embedded below, notes he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and averaged over 17 yards per catch.