Friday Night Frenzy preview week 3: 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 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 3 preview


2020 commits


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

Matchup: Middleton (1-0) takes on Sickles on Friday night.

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 (2-0) will take on Haines City on the road on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Dexter had 22 tackles, five tackles for a loss and four sacks on the year.



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

Matchup: Dunnellon (2-0) will take on Crystal River at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Fraziars has three touchdowns on the year.

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 (2-0) will take on George Jenkins on the road on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Graham has three carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. Graham also has two interceptions on the year.



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

Matchup: Fort Bend Marshall (1-0) will travel to take on Fort Bend Hightower on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: Helm won’t play for the first few games of the year as he recovers from his injury.

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

Matchup: Miami Christian (0-1) will travel to take on Chaminade-Madonna on Friday.

Yearly Stats:



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

Matchup: Bartram Trail (2-0) will take on Creekside on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Johnson has an interception on the year.



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

Matchup: Cocoa (1-1) will take on Osceola on Friday night at home.

Yearly Stats: N/A



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

Matchup: Vanguard (2-0) will travel to take on Sandalwood on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Manuel has two receiving touchdowns on the year.

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 (1-1) will host Cardinal Gibbons on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: N/A


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

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

Yearly Stats: Odom has six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown on the year.



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

Matchup: Norcom will host on Petersburg on Saturday afternoon.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: Norcom will open the season on Saturday.


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

Matchup: Eastside (0-2) will host P.K. Young on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Richardson was 32-47 with 650 yards passing and six touchdowns on the year. Richardson has three rushing touchdowns as well.

Notes: Eastside has lost both games by a total of two points.


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

Matchup: Arlington (1-0) will host on Byron Nelson on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:



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

Matchup: Marietta (2-0) will travel to take on Collins Hill on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Torrence has 21 tackles and a forced fumble on the year.



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

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

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

Notes: St. Thomas has had back to back bye weeks after last week’s game was cancelled.






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.