Friday Night Frenzy recap week 11: Florida Gators recruiting

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects across the country are trying to shine on the field to impress college coaches and win a state championship ring before heading to college.

Like the past years, Gator Country is going to do a preview every Thursday for all of the Florida Gators recruiting commits and on Monday we will do a full recap including stats and notes from the past week’s games.

This year we are going to also to name a player of the week from the commits’ games.

The regular season is ending as teams are competing for playoff spots.


Week 11 recap

Player of the Game: Nick Evers-Evers was 21-28 for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. Evers added 147 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

2022 commits

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

Result: Buford defeated Dacula 42-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: Bond had a 64-yard touchdown in the win.

Notes: Buford starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: Forest lost to Vanguard 52-12 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Forest finishes the year 3-7.

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

Result: Deerfield Beach defeated Piper 42-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield stars the playoffs next week.


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

Result: Flower Mound defeated Coppell 45-21 on Friday.

Game Stats: Evers was 21-28 for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. Evers added 147 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Notes: Flower Mound starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: Winter Park lost to Lake Brantley 17-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gibbs played for the third time this year.

Notes: Winter Park starts the playoffs next week.

Receiver Jayden Gibson (6-5, 185, Winter Garden, FL. West Orange)

Result: Winter Park had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: West Orange starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: Fitzgerald had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: King defeated Spoto 28-8 on Friday.

Game Stats: Livingston did not play.

Notes: King finishes the year 2-8.

Defensive lineman Jamari Lyons (6-4, 295, Melbourne, FL. Viera)

Result: Viera lost to Merritt Island 19-18 on Friday.

Game Stats: Lyons had 12 tackles and two sacks in the loss.

Notes: Viera starts the playoffs next week.


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

Result: Edison lost to Palmetto 14-6 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes: Edison starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: Severna Park had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Severna Park starts the playoffs this week.

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

Result: Bishop Moore lost to Gulliver Prep 38-7 on Saturday.

Game Stats: Smith will not play the rest of the year as he will have knee surgery.

Notes: Bishop Moore starts the playoffs this week.

2023 commits

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

Result: Milton defeated Fort Walton Beach 30-16 on Friday.

Game Stats: Cottrell had a touchdown in the win.

Notes: Milton finishes the year 5-5.

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

Result: Trinity Christian defeated St. Anne-Pacelli 62-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gates had 3 catches for 57 and a touchdown.

Notes: Trinity Christian starts the playoffs next week.

Receiver Darren Lawrence (6-2, 190, Sanford, FL. Seminole)

Result: Seminole had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Seminole starts the playoffs this week.



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

Result: DeSmet lost to Christian Brothers 42-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet finishes its season with a 8-3 record.



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.