Florida pulls scholarship from top QB recruit after video of him saying N-word surfaces

Posted 12 days ago


The Florida Gators revoked a scholarship offer to one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation after the teen filmed himself saying the N-word.

Marcus Stokes played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and received an offer from Florida, Penn State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, among other schools, according to 24/7 Sports. According to the outlet, Stokes was a four-star recruit and among the top 50 players in the state.

The video surfaced on Friday and showed Strokes saying "Welcome back" followed by the N-word.

Stokes revealed in a statement posted to social media Sunday that the Gators decided to pull their offer.

"I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media," he wrote. "I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that.... (Read more)