Friday Night Frenzy Preview Week 4: Florida Gators

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.

Week 4 preview

2023 commits

Safety Jordan Castell (6-2, 195, Winter Garden, FL. West Orange)

Matchup: West Orange (2-1) plays host to Wekiva on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Castell has one receiving touchdown on the year and 10 tackles, one tackle for a loss and he’s also added an interception on defense.



Defensive lineman Kelby Collins (6-5, 280, Gardendale, AL. High)

Matchup: Gardendale (2-1) travels to take on Parker on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: Collins has 17 tackles, five tackles for a loss and a sack on the year



 Defensive back Sharif Denson (5-11, 170, Jacksonville, FL. Bartram Trail)

Matchup: Bartram Trail (3-0) travels to take on Lincoln on Thursday night.

Yearly Stats: Denson has four tackles and one tackle for a loss on the year.



Athlete Aaron Gates (6-0, 180, Sharspsburg, GA. Trinity Christian)

Matchup: Trinity Christian (1-2) plays host to Riverdale on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Gates has 191 yards receiving and a touchdown on offense and on defense he has accounted for five tackles.

Notes: Gates was injured earlier in the year.


Offensive lineman Knijeah Harris (6-3, 335, Bradenton, FL. IMG)

Matchup: IMG (2-1) has a bye week this week.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: N/A


Defensive lineman Gavin Hill (6-3, 255, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Matchup: Buchholz (2-0) will travel to take on Creekside on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Hill has five tackles, three tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble on the year.



Defensive back Ja’Keem Jackson (6-1, 180, Kissimmee, FL. Osceola)

Matchup: Osceola (1-1) travels to take on Lakeland on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Jackson has 15 tackles and two pass break-ups on the year.



Defensive lineman Kamran James (6-6, 265, Orlando, FL. Olympia)

Matchup: Olympia (2-1) travels to take on Ocoee on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: James has a touchdown catch on the year. James also has 7 tackles and a tackle for a loss on the year.



Receiver Andy Jean (6-1, 180, Miami, FL. Northwestern)

Matchup: Northwestern (2-1) plays host to Edison on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Jean has 7 catches for 130 yards on the year.



Offensive lineman Bryce Lovett (6-5, 330, Rockledge, FL. High)

Matchup: Rockledge (3-0) travels to take on Bayside on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: N/A


Receiver Aidan Mizell (6-2, 180, Orlando, FL. Boone)

Matchup: Boone (2-1) travels to take on Freedom on Friday.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Notes: Mizell announced he will the next few weeks as he tweaked his knee in week one.


Defensive lineman Isaiah Nixon (6-4, 215, St. Petersburg, FL. Lakewood)

Matchup: Lakewood (1-2) travels to host Pinellas Park on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Nixon has 14 tackles, four tackles for a loss, two sacks and 8 quarterback hurries. Nixon has a fumble recovery, caused a fumble, and blocked punt.

Notes: N/A


Defensive lineman Will Norman (6-5, 290, Camden, NJ. Woodrow Wilson)

Matchup: Woodrow Wilson (0-2) travels to take on Cedar Creek on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: 

Notes: Norman transferred to Woodrow Wilson from IMG this year.


Receiver Tyree Patterson (6-2, 175, Eustis, FL. High)

Matchup: Eustis (1-2) plays host to South Sumter on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Patterson has seven catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns on the year.


Linebacker Jaden Robinson (6-1, 222, Lake City, FL. Columbia)

Matchup: Columbia (1-2) plays host to Madison County on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Robinson returned a fumble for a touchdown.



Defensive lineman TJ Searcy (6-5, 250, Thomaston, GA. Upson-Lee)

Matchup: Upson-Lee (0-4) plays host to Haralson County on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Searcy has thrown a touchdown and has 10 carries for 54 yards and touchdowns rushing. On defense he has four tackles.

Notes: Upson-Lee looks to pick up their first win this week.


Quarterback Marcus Stokes (62, 190, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Nease)

Matchup: Nease (0-3) plays host to Fletcher on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Stokes is 39-90 passing for 483 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Stokes has added 133 yards rushing and four more touchdowns on the ground this year.




Running back Treyaun Webb (6-1, 205, Jacksonville, FL. Trinity Christian)

Matchup: Trinity Christian (3-0) plays host to Bolles on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Webb has 32 carries for 315 yards and six touchdowns on the year.



Receiver Creed Whittemore (5-11, 175, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Matchup: Buchholz (2-0) will travel to take on Creekside on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Whittemore has seven touchdowns on the year.


Receiver Eugene Wilson III (5-11, 165, Tampa, FL. Gaither)

Matchup: Gaither (1-1) travels to take on Sumner on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Wilson has eight catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns on the year.



2024 commits

Linebacker Myles Graham (6-1, 212, Atlanta, GA. Woodward Academy)

Matchup: Woodward Academy (2-1) plays host to Morrow on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Graham had 51 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns in week one. Graham also has 15 tackles and one tackle for a loss on defense.







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.