Young people have to learn that everything they do should not be put on social media.
Four-star quarterback Marcus Stokes is no longer a member of the Florida Gators 2023 recruiting class because of what he did on video. After a viral video appeared on social media this past Friday with Stokes using a racial slur, he announced that he would be opening his recruitment up after his scholarship from UF was rescinded.
The team parted ways with 2023 4-star quarterback Marcus Stokes after he rapped the N-word in a video he posted to social media.
Stokes released a statement via Twitter on the incident on Sunday morning.
“I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media,” he said in a social media post. “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that i chose to say. it was hurtful and offensive to many people, and regret that. I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football. My intention was never to hurt anybody and I recognize that even when going along with a song, my words still carry a lot of weight. I will strive to be better and to become the best version of myself both on and off the field. I know that learning from my mistakes is a first important step. Marcus Stokes.”
Stokes had been committed to Florida since July 7.
Stokes currently ranks as the No. 23 quarterback nationally in the 247Sports Composite.
He holds offers from a number of programs, including Penn State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern and Georgia State.