Marcus Stokes, University of Florida Gators

The best high school football player in the country had his scholarship offer pulled by the University of Florida after he was seen on video rhyming the n-word.

The quarterback recruit appeared to show him singing, "Welcome back, n**a," in a two-second clip posted on his social media page.


The University of Florida pulled their offer from him after he received backlash for it.

He had been going to the school since July.

"I was in my car listening to rap music and posting a video of it on social media," he said.

I apologize for what I said in the song. It was offensive and hurt a lot of people.

I accept the consequences for my actions and I respect the University of Florida's decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.

He had a great junior season at Nease, but didn't do as well in his senior season. He was a four-star recruit and the 14th-ranked signal-caller in the country.

It's not clear if scholarship offers from other schools are still valid.

He said that he never intended to hurt anyone and that his words carry a lot of weight. To become the best version of myself both on and off the field will be my goal. Learning from my mistakes is important.