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 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 5 preview

2024 commits

Receiver Tawaski Abrams (5-11, 175, Fort Myers, FL. Dunbar)

Matchup: Dunbar (3-1) will travel to take on Clewiston on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Abrams has 17 carries for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns 13 catches for 160 yards, and a touchdown on the season.

Notes: Dunbar is 3-1 on the year.


Linebacker Aaron Chiles (6-3, 220, Olney, MD. Our Lady Good Counsel)

Matchup: Our Lady of Good Counsel (2-1) will play host to Stone Bridge on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Chiles has 7 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble on the year.



Running back Kahnen Daniels (5-11, 190, West Point, MS. High)

Matchup: West Point (2-2) has a bye week.

Yearly Stats: Daniels has 746 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year. Daniels has also scored on four two-point conversions.

Notes: N/A


Defensive back Josiah Davis (6-1, 185, Nashville, GA. Berrien)

Matchup: Berrien (1-2) plays host to Worth County on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Davis is 8-17 passing for 78 yards, and a touchdown, he has run for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns on the year. Davis also has 14 tackles, an interception, and a caused fumble.

Notes: N/A


Defensive back Xavier Filsaime (6-1, 180, McKinney, TX. High)

Matchup: McKinney (4-0) plays host to Boyd on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Filsaime has 16 tackles, four PBU’s and two forced fumbles.

Notes: Filsaime has been all over the field so far this year.


Defensive back Teddy Foster (6-2, 170, Sarasota, FL. Cardinal Mooney)

Matchup: Cardinal Mooney (3-1) will travel to take on Space Coast on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Foster has 13 catches for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns on offense. On defense, Foster has 10 tackles and three PBU’s.

Notes: N/A


Linebacker Myles Graham (6-1, 212, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Matchup: Buchholz (4-0) will play host to Vanguard on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Graham has 15 carries for 227 yards, and four touchdowns on the year. On defense, Graham has 11 tackles and a caused fumble.

Notes: N/A


Receiver Jerrae Hawkins (5-9, 165, Bradenton, FL. IMG Academy)

Matchup: IMG (4-0) has a bye week

Yearly Stats: Hawkins has 13 catches for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns this year.



Linebacker Adarius Hayes (6-4, 210, Largo, FL. High)

Matchup: Largo (3-1) plays host to Clearwater on Thursday night.

Yearly Stats: Hayes has 48 tackles, one tackle for a loss and a PBU on the year.

Notes: N/A


Tight end Amir Jackson (6-4, 223, Portal, GA. High)

Matchup: Portal (2-2) travels to take on Wilkinson County on Friday.

Yearly Stats: Jackson has 3 rushing attempts for 93 yards and a touchdown, and nine catches for 121 yards, and 2 touchdowns on the year.



Defensive lineman Kendall Jackson (6-4, 250, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Matchup: Buchholz (4-0) will play host to Vanguard on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Jackson has nine tackles, one tackle for a loss and a sack on the year.

Notes: N/A


Defensive lineman Nasir Johnson (6-4, 300, Dublin, GA. High)

Matchup: Dublin (3-1) has a bye week.

Yearly Stats: Johnson has ten tackles and 5 tackles for a loss on the year.

Notes: N/A


Quarterback DJ Lagway (6-2, 225, Willis, TX. High)

Matchup: Willis (4-0) travels to take on Grand Oaks on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Lagway is 80-109 for 1,257 yards and 17 touchdowns through the air. Lagway has added 29 carries for 208 yards, and 4 touchdowns on the ground this year.

Notes: N/A


Defensive back Wardell Mack (5-11, 170, Marrero, LA. John Ehret)

Matchup: John Ehret (1-2) travels to take on Bogalusa on Friday.

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Offensive lineman Marcus Mascoll (6-4, 292, Snellville, GA. South Gwinnett)

Matchup: South Gwinnett (4-0) travels to take on Norcross on Friday night.

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Offensive lineman Noel Portnjagin (6-5, 334, Germany)


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Defensive end Jamonta Waller (6-2, 225, Picayune, MS. Memorial)

Matchup: Picayune (3-1) plays host to Ocean Springs on Friday night.

Yearly Stats: Waller has 25 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 4 sacks, and 12 hurries on the year.

Notes: N/A


Offensive lineman Fletcher Westphal (6-8, 335, Leesburg, VA. Tuscarora)

Matchup: Tuscarora (4-0) will play host to Potomac Falls on Friday.

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Defensive lineman Amaris Williams (6-3, 270, Clinton, NC. High)

Matchup: Clinton (4-0) plays host to Princeton on Thursday night.

Yearly Stats: Williams has 10 carries for 165 yards and a touchdown on offense. Williams has added 1 catch for 22 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Williams has ten tackles, one sack and four tackles for a loss.



Receiver Izaiah Williams (6-0, 172, Tampa, FL. Carrollwood Day)

Matchup: Carrollwood Day (3-0) has a bye week.

Yearly Stats: Williams has 15 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns.

Notes: N/A


Offensive lineman Mike Williams (6-7, 310, Upper Marlboro, MD. Charles Herbert Flowers)

Matchup: Charles Herbert Flowers (3-0) travels to take on Duval on Saturday.

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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.