Friday Night Frenzy preview week 12: 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 battling to finish off the year with a state championship ring.

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 2019 to watch as well.

 

Week 12 preview

 

2019 commits

 

Linebacker Diwun Black (6-3, 216, Kissimmee, FL. Osceola)

Matchup: Osceola (9-1) takes on Manatee at home on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Black isn’t playing this year after transferring.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

Linebacker Mohamoud Diabate (6-3, 215, Auburn, AL. High)

Matchup: Auburn (9-1) has a home game against Fairhope on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Diabate has 35 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and 7 sacks on the year.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

Offensive lineman William Harrod (6-5, 312, Fort Washington, MD. National Christian Academy)

Matchup: National Christian Academy (6-2) has home game against Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: Harrod and the offense scored 234 points so far this year.

Key Players: N/A

 

Defensive back Jaydon Hill (6-0, 174, Madison, AL. Bob Jones)

Matchup: Madison (6-4) takes on Hoover on the road on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Hill has five catches for 67 yards on offense and ten tackles with a tackle for loss on defense.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

Linebacker Tyron Hopper (6-2, 205, Roswell, GA. High)

Matchup: Roswell (9-1) has a home game against Tift County on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Hooper has 86 tackles, six tackles for loss and five interceptions on the year. Hooper also returned two interceptions for a touchdown.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

 

 

Defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries (6-3, 303, Lawrenceville, GA. Mountain View)

Matchup: Mountain View (7-3) takes on Norcross on the road on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Humphries has four tackles and one tackle for a loss this year.

Notes: This is a first round playoff game.

 

Quarterback Jalon Jones (6-3, 205, Richmond, VA. Henrico)

Matchup: Henrico (8-1) takes on Freeman at home on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Jones is 73-108 for 1401 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Jones also has 24 carries for 540 yards and five touchdowns.

Notes: This is a first round playoff game.

 

 

Cornerback Chester Kimbrough (5-10, 167, New Orleans, LA. Warren Easton)

Matchup: Warren Easton (7-2) has a home game against Rayne on Thursday.

Yearly Stats: Kimbrough has a touchdown catch on the year as well as interception returned for a touchdown.

Notes: This is a first round playoff game.

 

 

 

Receiver Dionte Marks (5-11, 178, Deland, FL. High)

Matchup: Deland (8-2) has a road game against Mandarin on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Marks has 45 catches for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

Linebacker Jesiah Pierre (6-2, 220, Mount Dora, FL. Christian Academy)

Matchup: Mount Dora Christian Academy (7-3) takes on Saint Stephen’s Episcopal on the road on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: Pierre has a rushing touchdown on the year.

Notes: This is round two of the playoffs.

 

 

Offensive lineman Riley Simonds (6-3, 324, Buford, GA. High)

Matchup: Buford (8-2) takes on Miller Grove at home on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

Athlete Ja’Markis Weston (6-3, 205, Clewiston, FL. High)

Matchup: Clewiston (2-8) is finished with its season

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: N/A

 

Offensive lineman Ethan White (6-5, 315, Clearwater, FL. High)

Matchup: Clearwater (6-4) takes Charlotte on the road on Friday.

Yearly Stats: White and Clearwater have scored 125 points since he has been back on the field.

Notes: This is round one of the playoffs.

 

 

Safety Trent Whittemore (6-3, 190, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Matchup: Buchholz (7-3) takes on Edgewater at home on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Whittemore has thrown a touchdown, has 15 rushes for 96 yards and 41 catches for 709 yards with nine touchdowns on offense. On defense Whittemore has 30 tackles and an interception.

Notes: This is the first round of the playoffs.

 

Offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson (6-5, 305, Miami, FL. Carol City)

Matchup: Carol City (8-2) takes on Norland at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Wilson and the offensive line helped Carol City score 302 points this year.

Notes: This is the first round of the playoffs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.