Friday Night Frenzy preview week 2: Florida Gators

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects all 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 2020 to watch as well.


Week 2 preview


2020 commits

Defensive tackle Johnnie Brown (6-2, 250, Tampa, FL. Middleton)

Matchup: Middleton (1-0) has a bye week this week.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: Middleton started off the year with a win over Alonso.


Defensive tackle Gervon Dexter (6-6, 286, Lake Wales, FL. High)

Matchup: Lake Wales (1-0) will take on Ridge Community at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Dexter had 12 tackles, two tackles for a loss and three sacks in week one.


Receiver Jaquavion Fraziars (6-3, 194, Dunnellon, FL. High)

Matchup: Dunnellon (1-0) will travel to take on West Port on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Fraziars had four catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns in week one.

Key Players:


Defensive tackle Lamar Goods (6-4, 290, Oakdale, CT. St. Thomas More)

Matchup: St. Thomas More doesn’t start the season for two more weeks.

Yearly Stats:



Defensive back Fenley Graham (5-9, 171, Lakeland, FL. High)

Matchup: Lakeland (1-0) will host American Collegiate Academy on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Graham had two carries for 17 yards and a touchdown in week one. Graham also had an interception.


Defensive back Avery Helm (6-2, 170, Missouri City, TX. Fort Bend Marshall)

Matchup: Fort Bend Marshall will travel to take on Eisenhower on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: This is the season opener for Helm.

Offensive lineman Jovens Janvier (6-3, 350, Miami, Fl. Miami Christian)

Matchup: Miami Christian (0-1) will travel to take on Berean Christian on Saturday.

Yearly Stats:


Tight end Jeremiah Johnson (6-7, 215, Homerville, GA. Clinch County)

Matchup: Clinch County (1-0) will travel to take on Brooks County on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A


 Safety Tre’Vez Johnson (5-11, 175, Jacksonville, FL. Bartram Trail)

Matchup: Bartram Trail (1-0) will travel to take on Brunswick on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Johnson had one tackle in week one.


Offensive lineman Richard Leonard (6-2, 320, Cocoa, FL. High)

Matchup: Cocoa (1-0) will travel to take on Hoover (AL.) on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A


Receiver Leonard Manuel (6-4, 200, Ocala, FL. Vanguard)

Matchup: Vanguard (1-0) will travel to take on Buchholz on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Manuel had a 36-yard touchdown catch in week one.

Notes: 2021 WR Trevonte Rucker and 2021 DE Bryce Langston play for Vanguard.


Offensive lineman Gerald Mincey (6-5, 324, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cardinal Gibbons)

Matchup: Cardinal Gibbons (0-1) will host Palmetto on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: Palmetto is loaded with several top prospects in the 2021 class.


Tight end Jonathan Odom (6-5, 250, Tampa, FL. Jesuit)

Matchup: Jesuit (0-1) will travel to take on Immokalee on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Odom had one catch for 9 yards in week one.


Defensive end Antwaun Powell (6-3, 234, Portsmouth, VA. IC Norcom)

Matchup: Norcom doesn’t start the season for another week

Yearly Stats:



Quarterback Anthony Richardson (6-4, 224, Gainesville, FL. Eastside)

Matchup: Eastside (0-1) will host Bishop Moore on Thursday night.

Yearly Stats: Richardson was 12-17 with 247 yards passing and two touchdowns in week one. Richardson also had a 7-yard touchdown run.



Defensive back Jahari Rogers (6-0, 170, Arlington, TX. High)

Matchup: Arlington opens the season on Friday at home against Dallas Jesuit.

Yearly Stats:



Safety Rashard Torrence II (6-0, 195, Marietta, GA. High)

Matchup: Marietta (1-0) will host St. Joseph’s Prep on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Torrence had 12 tackles and a forced fumble in week one.



Linebacker Derek Wingo (6-2, 210, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas)

Matchup: St. Thomas (1-0) will host Bergen Catholic on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Wingo had 10 tackles and a sack in week one.

Notes: St. Thomas will play its second out of state team on Friday.






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.