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School Soccer World Reacts To Florida Recruit Controversy – The Spun

A Florida Gators cheerleader performing during a football game.

GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 07: A Florida Gators cheerleader is tossed within the air through the second half of the sport towards the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photograph by Rob Foldy/Getty Pictures)

A College of Florida quarterback recruit has misplaced his scholarship following a troubling video.

Marcus Stokes, a four-star recruit within the 2023 class, had his Gators scholarship supply revoked on Sunday morning.

The four-star quarterback recruit was seen rapping the N-word in a video posted to social media.

“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 mentioned within the tweet. “I deeply apologize for the phrases within the tune that I selected to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many individuals, and I remorse that. I absolutely settle for the implications for my actions, and I respect the College of Florida’s determination 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 tune, my phrases nonetheless carry numerous weight. I’ll try to be higher and to grow to be the very best model of myself each on and off the sector. I do know that studying from my errors is a primary vital step.
Marcus Stokes”

Florida has revoked his scholarship and he’s not a dedication.

The soccer world has taken to social media to weigh in on what occurred.

“Prayers out to Marcus Stokes and his household on the remainder of his schooling and school soccer selections, Nice child with numerous coronary heart, as younger males on this society we should be cautious with the issues we do, say, or submit all the pieces is below a microscope,” one fan wrote.

“As a black skilled graduate of UF, if this motion leads to taking a scholarship, then I’ve a couple of professors who I might prefer to advocate lose their jobs. That is atrocious! Good luck bro. Smh that is unhappy and a tragic day for UF,” one fan added.

“Marcus Stokes walks into Miami’s QB room and is instantly QB1 so I get why they’re talking on it,” one fan added on social media.

“If we as a tradition cease utilizing the N phrase and make others really feel its cool and secure to make use of then stuff like this can cease taking place @marcusstokes06 is way from a racist jit is all concerning the tradition and ppl attempting to assassinate his character i do know him personally Love our Ppl!” one other fan added.

A view of the "This is Gator Country" wall at the Florida Gators football stadium.

GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 15: Gator followers cheer because the Tennessee Volunteers tackle the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 15, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Tennessee 59-20. (Photograph by Doug Benc/Getty Pictures)

Stokes is a high 15 quarterback within the 2023 class. It will be fascinating to see if he will get an opportunity elsewhere.

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