A traditionally black school has rescinded the scholarship provide the soccer program made to an notorious recruit.
Marcus Stokes is rated as a 4-star recruit by 247 Sports activities and was dedicated beforehand to Florida. However they dropped him after he launched a video the place he was seen utilizing the N-word whereas rapping alongside to a tune within the automotive.
As soon as a preferred recruit, recruiting issues cooled off for the Ponte Vedra Seashore-based quarterback after the video drew consideration. Nevertheless, Stokes was proud to share on Tuesday that he had acquired a proposal from Albany State, a Division II HBCU in Georgia.
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏 (@marcusstokes06) January 24, 2023
The provide didn’t final lengthy.
Albany State head coach Quinn Grey issued an apology Friday for providing the scholarship to Stokes. He stated the varsity’s president got here down on him.
UPDATE: Albany State Coach Quinn Grey apologizes for providing Marcus Stokes, the QB who misplaced his scholarship provide after saying the N-Phrase in a video.⁰⁰The apology issued doesn’t point out Marcus Stokes by title. The apology is beneath pic.twitter.com/xh5jgJVgv5
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) January 27, 2023
“Let me begin with a humble apology. An apology for not honoring the custom and historical past of ASU and for letting lots of you down,” Grey stated in his assertion.
“I didn’t uphold the Ramily commonplace that I do know you count on. Please know that my determination to talk with a scholar that didn’t meet your expectations was unacceptable. I solely wished the perfect for our group, athletes, and establishment after I invited the scholar to go to ASU. As I say to our gamers, ‘there’s a consequence to each motion.’ The implications of my actions introduced ache to our College. I used to be attempting to assist a scholar get again in competitors, and in my haste, I didn’t contemplate the impression the choice would have on all of you. Frankly, it wasn’t my place to make use of ASU because the platform for redemption on this case. I remorse that I used flawed judgment. If given the chance, I’ll do higher.
“ASU expects excellence. The president has made it clear that my actions didn’t meet that commonplace. It was by no means my intent to misrepresent what ASU stands for nor to disregard the wealthy historical past of this establishment. I’m absolutely dedicated to the College’s mission of supporting educational excellence and scholar success.
“Being accepted into the Ramily is one thing that it’s important to earn. The Ramily embodies the spirit, authenticity, and love cast from the toil of giants earlier than me. My actions brought on you to query my dedication to our establishment and our ancestors. As the results go, I hope to discover a manner again into the Ramily. Undoubtedly, I will likely be all in. Go Rams,” the assertion stated.
Regardless that Albany State rescinded its provide to Stokes, the highschool senior appears to nonetheless have another choices.
One other HBCU, Alabama A&M, apparently supplied Stokes a scholarship.
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏 (@marcusstokes06) January 26, 2023
Stokes additionally has acquired a scholarship provide from West Florida.
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏 (@marcusstokes06) January 27, 2023