Friday Night Frenzy preview week 4: 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 4 preview

2022 commits

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

Matchup: Buford (2-0) plays host to Myers Park on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Bond has six catches for 164 yards in two games this year.

Notes: Buford returns to the field after a bye week last week.


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

Matchup: Forest (0-2) has a bye week this week.

Yearly Stats: Burt has a touchdown catch on the year.

Notes: N/A

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

Matchup: Deerfield Beach (1-1) travels to take on Blanche Ely on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield looks to rebound from last week’s loss.


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

Matchup: Flower Mound (1-1) travels to take on Mansfield Timberview on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Evers is 47-84 for 587 yards passing this year with 6 touchdowns. Evers has also added 118 yards rushing and another touchdown.

Notes: Flower Mound came close to making a huge comeback last week.


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

Matchup: Winter Park (1-1) travels to take on Boone on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Gibbs is not expected to play on Friday night.

Notes: Gibbs has not played this week.


Tight end CJ Hawkins (6-7, 220, Tampa, FL. Berkeley Prep)

Matchup: Berkeley Prep (2-0) will travel to take on Robinson on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Hawkins has one catch on the year.

Notes: Berkeley Prep has rushed for 573 yards this year.


Defensive back Julian Humphrey (6-1, 185, Houston, TX. Clear Lake)

Matchup: Clear Lake (2-0) will travel to take on Texas City on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Humphries has five tackles and a fumble recovery this year.

Notes: This is a battle of unbeaten teams.


Linebacker Shemar James (6-2, 212, Mobile, AL. Faith Academy)

Matchup: Faith Academy (2-1) plays host to LeFlore on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: James has a rushing touchdown and multiple tackles this year.

Notes: Faith Academy will host the winless LeFlore on Saturday.


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

Matchup: Fitzgerald (2-0) will travel to take on Dodge County on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: This is a battle of undefeated teams.


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

Matchup: King (0-2) will travel to take on River Ridge on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Both teams are looking for their first win of the year.


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

Matchup: Edison (1-1) will travel to take on Mourning on Thursday.

Yearly Stats: Nolton has 10 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble this year.

Notes: This is a neutral site game.


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

Matchup: Severna Park (1-0) will host Crofton on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Severna Park started the year with a win last week.


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

Matchup: Bishop Moore (0-2) has a bye week this week.

Yearly Stats: Smith has 4 catches for 86 yards, he also added 13 yards rushing on the year.

Notes: Bishop Moore returns to the field next week.


2023 commits

Receiver Raymond Cottrell (6-2, 203, Milton, FL. High)

Matchup: Milton (1-1) will host Navarre on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Cottrell has 17 catches for 286 yards and two touchdowns on the year.

Notes: Cottrell has two touchdowns that went for over 70 yards.


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

Matchup: Trinity Christian (3-0) will host Claxton on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Gates has 8 catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Gates also has two tackles this season.

Notes: Claxton is looking for its first win of the year.


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

Matchup: DeSmet (1-1) travels to take on Christian Brothers on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Markway is out until week five of the season.





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.