Friday Night Frenzy recap week 7: 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 7 recap

Player of the Game: Nick Evers- Evers was 20-40 for 328 yards and two touchdowns. Evers also had a 10-yard rushing touchdown as he rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries.

2022 commits

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

Result: Buford had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Buford is 5-1 on the year.

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

Result: Forest defeated Leesburg 29-6 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Forest is 2-4 on the year.

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

Result: Deerfield Beach had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Deerfield is 4-2 on the year.


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

Result: Flower Mound lost to Lewisville 33-24 on Friday.

Game Stats: Evers was 20-40 for 328 yards and two touchdowns. Evers also had a 10-yard rushing touchdown as he rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries.

Notes: Evers returned from injury this week.

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

Result: Winter Park lost to Edgewater 41-35 on Friday.

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

Notes: Winter Park is 5-2 on the year.

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

Result: Clear Lake had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Clear Lake is 3-3 on the year.

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

Result: Faith Academy lost to Vigor 21-19 on Friday.

Game Stats: James was injured in the first quarter.

Notes: Faith Academy is 3-4 on the year.

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

Result: Fitzgerald had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Fitzgerald is 5-1 on the year.

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

Result: King lost to Durant 65-0 on Friday night.

Game Stats: Livingston did not play.

Notes: King starts the year 1-5.

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

Result: Viera had a bye week this week.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes: Viera is 4-1 on the year.


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

Result: Edison lost to Niceville 21-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes: Edison starts the year 4-2.

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

Result: Severna Park defeated South River 22-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: Smack had a field goal in the win

Notes: Severna Park is 5-1 on the year.

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

Result: Bishop Moore defeated Pine Ridge 47-12 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 2-4.


2023 commits

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

Result: Milton defeated Pensacola 28-7 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Milton starts the year 3-3.

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

Result: Trinity Christian defeated Whitefield Academy 63-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: Gates had 5 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Notes: Trinity Christian starts the season 6-0.

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

Result: Seminole defeated Lake Brantley 34-16 on Thursday.

Game Stats: Lawrence had a catch on a two-point conversion.

Notes: Seminole is 6-1 on the year.



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

Result: DeSmet defeated Rockhurst 28-14 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: DeSmet is 5-2 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.