Marcus Stokes, a 4-star Florida recruit who had an offer revoked after being caught on video rapping lyrics that featured the N-word, received an offer from Albany State, an HBCU.
Stokes had been committed to Florida for months before when the incident surfaced. Stokes also received interest of receiving interest from DII West Florida.
Blessed to reciever my first HBCU offer to play at Albany State University! @CoachQGray @ASUGoldenRamsFB @Andrew_Ivins @CoachDrafts @NeaseFTBL pic.twitter.com/5mAsS0Mv3X
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏 (@marcusstokes06) January 24, 2023
“It’s very unique. Very interesting,” Kevin Stokes, father of Marcus Stokes, told 247Sports about the offer. “We didn’t expect this at all.”
Stokes is currently ranked as the No. 24 quarterback in the 2023 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings and was originally committed to Penn State before flipping to Florida.
What the hell is HBCU thinking to recruit someone who used the “N” word? Regardless, of whether he was rapping a song or not, it’s wrong! Many Blacks could benefit from this scholarship and to find out it is an HBCU needs to be ashamed of itself for excusing this type of behavior.