Florida Gators: Friday Night Frenzy Preview

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

Like the 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 puts its 1-0 record up against Ursuline at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Baker has 6 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns this year.

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 (1-0) goes on the road this week to take on Hamilton high school on Friday.

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 will start its regular season this week against Pearl River at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Pine: WR Derrick Dillon



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

Matchup: Lakeside (1-1) travels to take on Duluth on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Horton and his offense scored just 7 points last week in a loss.

Key Players: LakesideMichael Horton. Duluth QB D.J. Pearson



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

Matchup: Pasco (0-1) travels to take on Fivay this Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Ivey has five tackles and two hurries this year.

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 (1-0) will take on First Coast in a huge home game on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Fletcher- TE Kalif Jackson. First Coast LB Sherrod Pittman



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

Matchup: Rancho Verde (1-0) plays host to Murrieta Mesa on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Jones is 15-27 for 246 yards with five touchdown passes. Jones also has 12 carries for 142 yards.

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 (1-0) take on Hernando this Friday night in Jacksonville.

Yearly Stats: Jordan has two pass hurries

Key Players: Bishop Kenny- Tyler Jordan



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

Matchup: Lincoln (1-0) will travel to take on Columbia on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Knight has 6 catches for 67 yards this year.

Key Players: Lincoln- Camrin Knight and WR John Burt.  Columbia LB Zedrick Woods



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

Matchup: Northside (1-0) will travel to take on Evans High School this week.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Warner Robinson: Brandon Sandifer



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

Matchup: Central Gwinnett (0-1) will take on Mundy’s Mill this Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Thomas has 17 tackles and one fumble recovery this year.

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



Here are some other games to watch this week.

 Miami Central travels to take on Booker. T. Washington on Friday night. 

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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.