Friday Night Frenzy Recap week 9: Florida Gators recruiting

It’s that time of the year again where the Friday Night Lights are bright and prospects all 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 weeks games.

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

This week was full of preseason games for most of these prospects while the rest of the prospects will start up their season soon.

High School Recap

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jalon Jones-Jones threw for five touchdowns in Henrico’s win on Friday.

2019 commits


Linebacker Diwun Black (6-3, 216, Kissimmee, FL. Osceola)

Result: N/A

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: N/A


Linebacker Mohamoud Diabate (6-3, 215, Auburn, AL. High)

Result: Auburn defeated Prattville 27-10 on Friday night.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Auburn is undefeated on the year.


Defensive back Jaydon Hill (6-0, 174, Madison, AL. Bob Jones)

Result: Bob Jones lost to Austin 37-22 on Friday night.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Hill is out for the year due to an ACL injury.


Linebacker Tyron Hopper (6-2, 205, Roswell, GA. High)

Result: Roswell defeated Walton 32-31 on Friday.

Game Stats: Hopper had four tackles in the win.

Notes: Roswell is 7-1 on the year.


Defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries (6-3, 303, Lawrenceville, GA. Mountain View)

Result: Mountain View lost to Mill Creek 40-27 on Friday.

Game Stats: Humphries didn’t play in the game on Friday.

Notes: Mountain View is 5-3 on the season.


Quarterback Jalon Jones (6-3, 205, Richmond, VA. Henrico)

Result: Henrico defeated Hanover 41-28 on Friday.

Game Stats: Jones was 14-22 for 333 yards and five touchdowns in the win.

Notes: Henrico is 6-1 on the year.


Cornerback Chester Kimbrough (5-10, 167, New Orleans, LA. Warren Easton)

Result: Easton defeated Cox 48-8 on Saturday.

Game Stats: Kimbrough had two catches in the win.

Notes: Warren Easton is 6-1 on the year.


Receiver Dionte Marks (5-11, 178, Deland, FL. High)

Result: Deland defeated Flagler Palm Coast 10-3 on Thursday.

Game Stats: Marks had 3 catches for 54 yards in the win.

Notes: Deland is now 7-1 on the year.


Linebacker Jesiah Pierre (6-2, 220, Mount Dora, FL. Christian Academy)


Result: Mount Dora Christian Academy defeated Berean Christian 43-7.

Game Stats: Pierre had a 29-yard touchdown run on senior night.

Notes: Mount Dora Christian Academy is now 5-3 on the year.


Offensive lineman Riley Simonds (6-3, 324, Buford, GA. High)

Result: Buford had a bye week.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Buford is 6-2 on the year.


Athlete Ja’Markis Weston (6-3, 205, Clewiston, FL. High)

Result: Clewiston lost to Cypress Lake 28-3 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A.

Notes Clewiston is 1-7 on the year.


Offensive lineman Ethan White (6-5, 315, Clearwater, FL. High)

Result: Clearwater defeated Boca Ciego 27-26 on Friday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Clearwater is 6-2 on the year now.


Safety Trent Whittemore (6-3, 190, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz)

Result: Buchholz defeated Oakleaf 42-29 on Friday.

Game Stats: Whittemore had 4 catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

Notes: Buchholz is 6-2 on the year.


Offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson (6-5, 305, Miami, FL. Carol City)

Result: Carol City defeated Booker T. Washington 39-17 on Thursday.

Game Stats: N/A

Notes: Carol City is 8-0 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.