Friday Night Frenzy recap 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 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 5 recap

Player of the Game: Isaiah Bond: Bond had 3 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the win.

2022 commits

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

Result: Buford defeated Central Gwinnett 41-0 on Friday night.

Game Stats: Bond had 3 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Notes: Buford is 4-1 on the year.

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

Result: Forest lost to Dunnellon 20-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Forest is 1-3 on the year.

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

Result: Deerfield Beach lost to Rockledge 7-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield is 3-2 on the year.


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

Result: Flower Mound defeated Marcus 17-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: Evers had 118 yards passing in two possessions before leaving the game.

Notes: Evers had to leave the game early due to an injury.

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

Result: Winter Park defeated Evans 28-0 on Friday.

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

Notes: Winter Park is 4-1 on the year.

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

Result: Berkeley Prep had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Berkeley Prep is 4-0 on the year.

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

Result: Clear Lake defeated Clear Brook 49-33 on Friday.

Game Stats: Humphrey had two PBU’s and a fumble recovery.

Notes: Clear Lake is 3-2 on the year.

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

Result: Faith Academy had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Faith Academy is 3-2 on the year.

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

Result: Fitzgerald lost to Pierce County 17-0 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald is 3-1 on the year.

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

Result: King had a bye week..

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: King starts the year 0-4.

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

Result: Edison defeated Booker T on Saturday.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes: Edison starts the year 4-1.

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

Result: Severna Park defeated Chesapeake 36-17 on Friday.

Game Stats: Smack was 4-4 on PAT’s.

Notes: Severna Park is 4-0 on the year.

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

Result: Bishop Moore lost to Braden River 23-16 on Friday.

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

Notes: Bishop Moore starts the year 0-4.

2023 commits

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

Result: Milton had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Milton starts the year 2-2.

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

Result: Trinity Christian had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Trinity Christian starts the season 5-0.


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

Result: DeSmet defeated Vianney 49-0

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet is 3-2 on the year.





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.