Florida Gators: Friday Night Frenzy Preview Week 2

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects all across the country started their seasons either last weekend or will kick things off this weekend.

Like in past years Gator Country is going to do a preview every Thursday for all of the Florida Gators 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 highlight the key players to watch in the game that aren’t Florida Gators commits but rather targets or just big names in the game.

Also, we will give you a few games that involve Florida Gators targets from the Class of 2015 and 2016 to watch as well.



Linebacker Jerome Baker (6-1, 206, Cleveland, OH Benedictine)

Matchup: Benedictine starts the regular season on Thursday at Normandy

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Benedictine: LB Jerome Baker and 2016 WR Justin Layne




Offensive Lineman George Brown (6-6, 264, Cincinnati, OH Winton Woods)

Matchup: Winton Woods plays Princeton High School on Friday Night to start the season.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Winton Woods: OL George Brown and DE Rodney Croom




Receiver Derrick Dillon (5-11, 175, Franklinton, LA Pine)

Matchup: Pine doesn’t start its season until September 5th as they have a bye in the first week of the season.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: N/A




Offensive lineman Michael Horton 6-4, 320, Atlanta, GA Lakeside)

Matchup: Lakeside (1-0) travels to Marietta to take on Osborne in week two.

Yearly Stats: Horton and his offense scored 40 points in week

Key Players: LakesideMichael Horton and receiver BJ Raymond




 Defensive end Andrew Ivie (6-3, 285, Dade City, FL Pasco)

Matchup: Pasco starts the season this week against Sunlake at home.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Pasco: DE Andrew Ivie and 2016 Miami TE commit Bowman Archibald




Tight end Kalif Jackson (6-4, 202, Neptune Beach, FL Fletcher)

Matchup: Fletcher opens its regular season with a home against Stanton High on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Fletcher- Kalif Jackson and 2016 QB Augie DeBiase






Quarterback Sheriron Jones (6-2, 189, Moreno Valley, CA Rancho Verde)

Matchup: Rancho Verde opens the season on Friday night with a home game against Citrus Hill.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Rancho Verde: QB Sheriron Jones and WR Cedric Peterson




Offensive lineman Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny)

Matchup: Bishop Kenny starts its regular season this Friday night with a home against Bartram Trail.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Bishop Kenny- Tyler Jordan




Tight End Camrin Knight (6-4, 220, Tallahassee, FL Lincoln)

Matchup: Lincoln opens regular season play with a home game against Pensacola.

Yearly Stats: Knight had 5 catches for 49 yards in the preseason game.

Key Players: Lincoln- Camrin Knight and WR John Burt.




Offensive Lineman Brandon Sandifer (6-3, 332, Warner Robins, GA Northside)

Matchup: Northside has a bye week this week after winning in week one.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: N/A




Linebacker Adonis Thomas (6-3, 219, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett)

Matchup: Central Gwinnett plays at Collins Hill this Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Central Gwinnett: LB Adonis Thomas and 2016 OL EJ Price



Here are some other games to watch this week.

Ed White plays Raines High School on Friday night in Jacksonville- UNC athlete commit Javarius Davis will be opening the regular season against Raines this week.

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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.