Friday Night Frenzy recap week 12: 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 12 recap

Player of the Game: Darren Lawrence- Lawrence caught a 24-yard touchdown pass and converted two, two-point conversions.

2022 commits

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

Result: Buford defeated Kell 38-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: Bond had two catches for 27 yards in the win.

Notes: Buford moves to the second round of the playoffs.

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

Result: Forest is done with their season.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Forest finished the year 3-7.

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

Result: Deerfield Beach defeated Boca Raton 21-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield moves to the second round of the playoffs.


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

Result: Flower Mound lost to Guyer 34-14

Game Stats: Evers was 19-39 for 168 yards and 1 touchdown. Evers added 61 yards rushing.

Notes: Flower Mound finishes the year with a 5-6 record.

Offensive lineman Jalen Farmer (6-5, 325, Covington, GA. Eastside)

Result: Eastside defeated New Manchester 41-35 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Eastside moves to the second round.

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

Result: Winter Park lost to Seminole 41-27 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Winter Park finishes the year 6-5.

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

Result: Winter Park defeated Durant 55-6 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gibson had a 12-yard touchdown catch in the win.

Notes: West Orange moves to the second round of the playoffs.

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

Result: Fitzgerald defeated Dodge County 15-6 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald moves to the second round of the playoffs.

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

Result: King is finished with its season.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: King finished the year 2-8.

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

Result: Viera lost to Martin County 26-15 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Viera finished the year with a 5-6 record.


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

Result: Edison defeated Somerset Academy South Homestead 51-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes: Edison moves to the second round of the playoffs.

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

Result: Severna Park lost to North Point 28-0

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Severna Park finishes the year 6-3.

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

Result: Bishop Moore defeated Dunnellon 21-20 on Friday.

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

Notes: Bishop Moore moves to the second round of the playoffs.


2023 commits

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

Result: Trinity Christian had a bye.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Trinity Christian starts the playoffs next week.

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

Result: Seminole defeated Winter Park 41-27 on Friday.

Game Stats: Lawrence caught a 24-yard touchdown pass and converted two, two-point conversions.

Notes: Seminole moves to the second round of the playoffs.

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

Result: DeSmet is finished with its season.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet finishes its season with an 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.