Friday Night Lights recap week 3: Florida Gators recruiting

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects all across the country are trying to shine on the field to impress college coaches and win a state championship ring before heading to college.

Like the past years Gator Country is going to do a preview every Thursday for all of the Florida Gators recruiting commits and on Monday we will do a full recap including stats and notes from the past weeks games.

This year we are going to also to name a player of the week from the commits games.

This week was the start of the season for the guys in the state of Florida, California and Georgia but everywhere else was another round of preseason games.

High School Recap

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Iverson Clement: Clement had four touchdowns including one on a punt return.

2018 commits

 

Athlete Amari Burney (6-1, 215, Clearwater, FL. Calvary Christian)

Result: Calvary Christian had a bye this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Burney has two touchdowns on the year.

 

Receiver Ja’Marr Chase (6-1, 195, Metairie, LA. Archbishop Rummel)

Result: Archbishop Rummel had their game cancelled against Escambia

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Archbishop was scheduled to travel to Pensacola but due to the hurricane that was cancelled.

 

Running back Iverson Clement (5-11, 199, Mount Holly, NJ. Rancocas Valley)

Result: Rancocas Valley defeated HVCHS 47-14 on Friday night.

Game Stats: Clement had four touchdowns including one on a punt return.

Notes: This was the first game for Rancocas Valley.

 

Receiver Jacob Copeland (6-0, 192, Pensacola, FL. Escambia)

Result: Escambia had its game cancelled on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: The game was postponed due to the hurricane.

 

Quarterback Matt Corral (6-2, 196, Long Beach, CA. Poly)

Result: Long Beach Poly had a bye this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Long Beach Poly is 2-0 on the year.

 

Offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap (6-4, 368, Bradenton, FL. IMG Academy)

Result: IMG had a bye week this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: IMG is 2-0 on the year.

 

Receiver Corey Gammage (6-2, 188, Delray Beach, FL. Atlantic)

Result: Atlantic had its game postponed.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Atlantic is 1-1 on the year.

 

Tight end Dante Lang (6-5, 220, Boca Raton, FL. High)

Result: Boca Raton had its game postponed this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Boca Raton is 1-1 on the year.

 

Running back Dameon Pierce (5-11, 205, Bainbridge, GA. High)

Result: Bainbridge defeated Cairo 49-22on Friday night.

Game Stats: Pierce had 20 carries for 207 yards and four touchdowns.

Notes: Bainbridge is now 2-1 on the year.

 

Tight end Kyle Pitts (6-5, 235, Warminster, PA. Archbishop Wood)

Result: Archbishop Wood defeated Bergen Catholic 27-21 on Saturday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Archbishop is now 2-1 on the year.

 

Linebacker David Reese (6-2, 213, Vero Beach, FL. High)

Result: Vero Beach had its game postponed.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Vero Beach is 2-0 on the year.

 

Defensive back Randy Russell (5-11, 180, Miami, FL. Carol City)

Result: Carol City had its game postponed.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Carol City is 0-1 on the year.

 

Receiver Tyquan Thornton (6-3, 165, Miami, FL. Booker T. Washington)

Result: Booker T. had its game postponed.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Booker T is 1-1 on the year.

 

Defensive end Taylor Upshaw (6-5, 240, Bradenton, FL. Braden River)

Result: Braden River had a bye week this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Braden River is 1-0 on the year.

 

Safety Deontai Williams (6-0, 175, Ellisville, MS. Jones County JUCO)

Result: Jones County defeated Mississippi Delta 51-10 on Thursday.

Game Stats: Williams had 1 tackle and a tackle for a loss in the win.

Notes: Jones County is now 1-1 on the year.

 

Receiver Jalynn Williams (5-10, 188, St. Petersburg, FL. High)

Result: St. Petersburg had a bye week this week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: St. Petersburg is 2-0 on the year.

 

Cornerback Divaad Wilson (6-0, 180, Miami, FL. Northwestern)

Result: Northwestern had its game postponed.

Game Stats: N/A

Note: Northwestern is 2-0 on the year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.