Friday Night Frenzy Preview week 13: Florida Gators recruiting

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects across the country are starting the high school football season.

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 2022 to watch as well.

Week 13 preview

2022 commits

Receiver Isaiah Bond (5-10, 175, Buford, GA. Buford)

Matchup: Buford (10-1) travels to take on Lovejoy on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Bond has 19 catches for 554 yards and 5 touchdowns this year. Bond also returned a kick for a touchdown.

Notes: Buford is in round two of the playoffs.


Athlete Jamarrien Burt (6-1, 175, Ocala, FL. Forest)

Matchup: Forest is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: Burt had three touchdowns on the year.

Notes: Forest finished the year 3-7.


 Offensive lineman David Conner (6-6, 270, Deerfield Beach, FL. High)

Matchup: Deerfield Beach (9-2) travels to take on Palmetto on Thursday..

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield Beach is in the second round of the playoffs.


Quarterback Nick Evers (6-3, 188, Flower Mound, TX. High)

Matchup: Flower Mound is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: Evers finished 181 of 327 for 2366 yards passing this year with 19 touchdowns. Evers has also added 697 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns.

Notes: Evers and Flower Mound ended their season with a 5-6 record after they fell in the playoffs.


Offensive lineman Jalen Farmer (6-5, 325, Covington, GA. Eastside)

Matchup: Eastside (8-3) travels to take on Jones County on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Eastside is in the second round of the playoffs.


Running back Terrance Gibbs (6-0, 190, Winter Park, FL. High)

Matchup: Winter Park is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: Gibbs played the last four games of the year.

Notes: Winter Park finished with a 6-5 record.

Receiver Jayden Gibson (6-5, 185, Winter Garden, FL. West Orange)

Matchup: West Orange (10-1) plays host to Osceola on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Gibson has 44 catches for 735 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Notes: West Orange is in the second round of the playoffs.


Linebacker EJ Lightsey (6-2, 210, Fitzgerald, GA. High)

Matchup: Fitzgerald (9-2) travels to take on Fannin County on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald is in the second round of the playoffs.


Defensive lineman Jamari Lyons (6-4, 295, Melbourne, FL. Viera)

Matchup: Viera is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: Lyons had 91 tackles, 35 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks on the year.

Notes: Viera finished with a 5-5 record.

 Offensive lineman Tony Livingston (6-4, 260, Tampa, FL. King)

Matchup: King is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: King finished with a 2-8 record.


Defensive lineman Francois Nolton (6-4, 225, Miami, FL. Edison)

Matchup: Edison (7-4) travels to take on Chaminade-Madonna on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Nolton has 107 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, 24 sacks and five forced fumbles this year.

Notes: This is the second round of the playoffs.


Kicker Trey Smack (6-2, 200, Severna Park, MD. High)

Matchup: Severna Park is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: Smack is perfect this year on PAT’s as he’s 12-12 on the year.

Notes: Severna Park finished with a 6-3 record.


Receiver Chandler Smith (6-1, 180, Orlando, FL. Bishop Moore)

Matchup: Bishop Moore (5-6) travels to take on Satellite on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Smith had 11 catches for 157 yards, he also added 13 yards rushing on the year.

Notes: Bishop Moore is in the second round of the playoofs.


2023 commits

Defensive back Aaron Gates (6-0, 180, Sharsburg, GA. Trinity)

Matchup: Trinity Christian (10-0) plays host to Athens Christian on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Gates has 36 catches for 604 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. Gates also has 12 tackles this season.

Notes: Trinity Christian is in the second round of the playoffs.


Receiver Darren Lawrence (62, 190, Seminole, FL. Sanford)

Matchup: Sanford (10-1) plays host to Lake Mary on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Lawrence has 13 carries for 45 yards and four touchdowns, 37 catches for 604 yards and eight touchdown catches this year.

Notes: Sanford is in the second round of the playoffs.


Tight end Mac Markway (6-4, 250, St. Louis, MO. DeSmet)

Matchup: DeSmet is finished with its season.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet finished with a 8-3 record.



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, 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.