The former Florida QB commit whose scholarship was pulled because he sang a racial slur from a rap song has now received multiple offers from historically black universities
· · Jan 27, 2023 ·

Okay, this story makes no sense, so please help me out in understanding it.

So back in November, this kid named Marcus Stokes, a high school quarterback out of Florida, had his scholarship pulled by The University of Florida after he posted a video on social media of himself singing along to a rap song and using the n-word. This was an obvious mistake on his part (he's white), and if you're Florida (and all the other teams who shied away from him after the incident) you might have been right to stay away.

However, fast forward to today and we have this:

Yes, after having his scholarship pulled in November for using the n-word, Stokes has received an offer from a HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE!

After that incident, most Power Five teams backed off on recruiting Stokes, but he has received offers from other levels. On Tuesday, Stokes tweeted that he had received a new scholarship offer from Albany State, a Division II HBCU program.

In his tweet, Stokes tagged new Albany State head coach Quinn Gray. A superstar at Florida A&M, Gray also went on to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he was hired by the Golden Rams in December.

Gray previously worked as an offensive analyst at Memphis, which was one of the schools that originally recruited Stokes.

Crazy right?

And look at this, Stokes just received another offer, this time from a D1 HBCU:


I don't know what else to say, so I'm gonna leave you with this take from former Sportscenter anchor Darren Haynes, because he nails it on the head, and I don't think there's a better perspective on this issue.


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