Friday Night Frenzy Recap week 4: 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.

This week was the start of the season for some prospects while others are still waiting to start the season.


Week 4 recap

Player of the Game: Nick Evers: Evers had 346 passing yards and two touchdowns, plus he added 96 yards rushing and two more scores on the ground.

2022 commits

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

Result: Buford defeated Myers Park 44-17 on Friday night.

Game Stats: Buford had a sack in the win, but he didn’t play on offense much.

Notes: Buford is 3-0 on the year.


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

Result: Forest had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Forest is 0-2 on the year.


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

Result: Deerfield Beach defeated Blanche Ely 70-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield is 2-1 on the year.


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

Result: Flower Mound lost to Mansfield Timberview 41-37 on Friday.

Game Stats: Evers had 346 passing yards and two touchdowns, plus he added 96 yards rushing and two more scores on the ground.

Notes: Evers and Flower Mound had 464 yards of offense but fell just short.


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

Result: Winter Park defeated Boone 26-21 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gibbs did not play as he recovers from a knee injury.

Notes: Winter Park is 2-1 on the year.


Tight end CJ Hawkins (6-7, 220, Tampa, FL. Berkeley Prep)

Result: Berkeley Prep defeated Robinson 36-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: Hawkins did not have a catch in the win.

Notes: Berkeley Prep is 3-0 on the year.


Defensive back Julian Humphrey (6-1, 185, Houston, TX. Clear Lake)

Result: Clear Lake lost to Texas City 30-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: Humphrey had three tackles in the loss

Notes: Clear Lake is 2-1 on the year.


Linebacker Shemar James (6-2, 212, Mobile, AL. Faith Academy)

Result: Faith Academy defeated LeFlore 36-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: James had four tackles in the win.

Notes: Faith Academy is 3-1 on the year.


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

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

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald is 3-0 on the year.


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

Result: King lost to River Ridge 42-15 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: King starts the year 0-3.


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

Result: Edison defeated Mourning 55-0 on Thursday night.

Game Stats: Nolten had a sack and a forced fumble in the win.

Notes: Edison starts the year 2-1.


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

Result: Severna Park defeated Crofton 41-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: Smack was 5-5 on PAT’s but missed a 55-yard field goal just left.

Notes: Severna Park is 2-0 on the year.


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

Result: Bishop Moore had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Bishop Moore starts the year 0-2.


2023 commits

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

Result: Milton defeated Navarre 18-13 on Friday.

Game Stats: Cottrell had the game winning touchdown catch.

Notes: Milton starts the year 2-1.


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

Result: Trinity Christian defeated Claxton 55-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gates had 10 yards rushing, 4 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Notes: Trinity Christian starts the season 4-0.


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

Result: DeSmet lost to Christian Brothers 44-29 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet starts the season 1-2.





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.