Florida has extended scholarship offers to several quarterbacks in the 2023 cycle like Arch Manning, Dante Moore and Christopher Vizzina. One prospect that hopes to receive the green light soon is four-star quarterback Marcus Stokes from Nease High School in Jacksonville, Florida. The Gators have been evaluating him for the last month or so and are now set to host him later this month on the 26.
Nease High School should be familiar to most Gators fans because that’s where Florida great Tim Tebow played before he became a Heisman Trophy winner. Stokes said he doesn’t know much about the Orange and Blue except for what he sees on TV and that Tebow starred there. However, he has spoken to some prospects who have visited recently under new head coach Billy Napier.
“The Gators are really successful, and I have known a lot of people who have gone on visits there,” Stokes told Swamp247. “The people I talk to tell me how the new staff is really amazing. I talked to Treyaun Webb and he said they have a great staff there. He said the staff is great there, and that I would love it. I am really excited to get out there because it’s so close to home.”
Most of his conversations have been with offensive analyst Ryan O’Hara who he talks to every now and then. He told Stokes that he was impressed with his throwing from the All-America combine in Texas.
He said he’s most looking forward to seeing how the team practices on March 26. Stokes said he has trained with current Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson and wants to see what Napier’s offense is like.
So far, he has 11 scholarships to his name and said Penn State and Virginia Tech have done the best job building a relationship with him while mentioning Tennessee and Miami even though they haven’t offered yet. Florida hasn’t offered yet, but Stokes added it would likely be a game-changer for him.
Then looking toward a decision, he said he hasn’t put much thought into it and is letting the recruitment process play out.
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