Ex-Florida recruit who had scholarship pulled for dropping N-word in video receives offer from HBCU

A former Florida quarterback recruit who had his scholarship pulled when a video of him utilizing the N-word surfaced on social media mentioned Tuesday he’s acquired one other scholarship supply.

Marcus Stokes tweeted he acquired a suggestion from Albany State College – a public traditionally black college (HBCU) in Albany, Georgia.

“Blessed to receiver (sic) my first HBCU supply to play at Albany State College!” Stokes tweeted.

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The Albany State Golden Rams play in Division II. The group was 7-3 total and 5-2 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Convention play. This system completed in third place within the convention behind undefeated Benedict and Fort Valley State.

In accordance with 247 Sports activities, Stokes can also be set to go to West Florida later within the week.

A pair of down markers on the sidelines of the Pac-12 recreation between the Stanford Cardinal and the Arizona State College Solar Devils on Sept. 30, 2017, in Palo Alto, California.
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Stokes performed quarterback for Nease Excessive College in Ponte Vedra Seaside, Florida, and acquired presents from Florida, Penn State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, amongst different faculties, in line with 24/7 Sports activities. Stokes was a four-star recruit and among the many high 50 gamers within the state.

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The video surfaced in November and confirmed Stokes saying “Welcome again” adopted by the N-word. Stokes revealed in an announcement posted to social media that the Gators determined to tug their supply.

“I used to be in my automotive listening to rap music, rapping alongside to the phrases and posted a video of it on social media,” he wrote. “I deeply apologize for the phrases within the music that I selected to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many individuals, and I remorse that.

A Florida Gators helmet sits on the sideline at Kyle Field on Nov. 5, 2022, in College Station, Texas.

A Florida Gators helmet sits on the sideline at Kyle Discipline on Nov. 5, 2022, in School Station, Texas.
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“I totally settle for the implications for my actions, and I respect the College of Florida’s choice to withdraw my scholarship supply to play soccer. My intention was by no means to harm anyone and I acknowledge that even when going together with a music, my phrases nonetheless carry quite a lot of weight. I’ll attempt to be higher and to turn into the very best model of myself on and off the sector.

“I do know that studying from my errors is a primary vital step.”

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Stokes had flipped his dedication from Penn State to Florida in July, in line with The St. Augustine Report. He had 14 touchdowns and 1,867 passing yards in his senior season after showing on faculties’ radars following his junior season when he had 28 touchdowns and a pair of,672 passing yards.