A lapse in judgement pressured a parting of the way between the Florida Gators and 2023 quarterback commit Markus Stokes on Sunday. The Ponte Vedra (Fla.) space prospect from Nease Excessive Faculty posted a video clip of himself signing a rap tune with using the N-word which gathered views and pushback leading to Florida dropping their scholarship provide.
Stokes dedicated to the Gators on July 7 after a profitable junior season. Going towards 7A Florida defenses in 2021, Stokes led his Panthers squad to a 9-4 file throwing for two,672 yards with 22 touchdowns towards 9 interceptions whereas dashing for 496 yards posting six extra dashing scores.
The senior season for the three-star QB was not as profitable seeing the Panthers submit a 2-8 file. Stokes was credited with 1,127 passing yards throwing eight interceptions towards simply seven touchdowns. On the bottom, Stokes was nonetheless efficient overlaying 406 yards with 9 dashing touchdowns.
With four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada committing on Nov. 11, the error in judgement by Stokes made it simpler to half methods.
Stokes was a one-time Penn State commit, April 8 to July 7, earlier than Florida flipped him. The three-star QB is credited with 14 scholarship affords.