Friday Night Frenzy preview week 5: 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 5 preview

2020 commits


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

Matchup: Middleton (1-2) takes on Brandon at home on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: N/A


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

Matchup: Lake Wales (4-0) will take on Clewiston at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Dexter had 45 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and four sacks on the year.



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

Matchup: Dunnellon (4-0) will take on Forest at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Fraziars has five touchdowns on the year.

Key Players:


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

Matchup: St. Thomas More (1-0) will take on American International Academy at home on Saturday.

Yearly Stats: Goods has seven tackles, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery on the year.



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

Matchup: Lakeland (4-0) will take on Hialeah at home on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Graham has three carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. Graham also has three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown on the year.



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

Matchup: Fort Bend Marshall (3-0) will take on Manvel at home 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 (1-2) will take on Akelynn’s Angels Christian Academy on Friday at home.

Yearly Stats:



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

Matchup: Bartram Trail (4-0) will take on St. Augustine on the road on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Johnson has eight tackles and two interceptions on the year.



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

Matchup: Cocoa (2-1) will take on Heritage on Friday night on the road.

Yearly Stats: N/A



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

Matchup: N/A

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

Notes: Manuel has left the Vanguard team.


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

Matchup: Cardinal Gibbons (3-1) will take on American Heritage on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: N/A

Key Players: N/A


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

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

Yearly Stats: Odom has seven catches for 64 yards and a touchdown on the year.


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

Matchup: Norcom (1-1) will host Marshall on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:

Notes: Powell is out with a shoulder injury.


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

Matchup: Eastside (1-3) will travel to take on Clay on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Richardson was 58-89 with 1,030 yards passing and eight touchdowns on the year. Richardson has six rushing touchdowns as well.

Notes: Eastside picked up its first win last Friday.


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

Matchup: Arlington (2-0) will travel to take on Horn on Friday night.

Yearly Stats:



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

Matchup: Marietta (3-1) has a bye week this week.

Yearly Stats: Torrence has 35 tackles and two forced fumbles on the year.


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

Matchup: St. Thomas (2-0) will host Miramar on Friday night.

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

Notes: St. Thomas is ranked #6 in the nation this week.






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.