Hoover (Ala.) defensive back Marlon Humphrey, one of the top recruits in the class of 2014, tweeted an apology to Ole Miss and its fans after suggesting that the school was racist.
I'm sorry if I offended you Ole Miss fans— Tyga Sims lll (@marlon_humphrey) June 25, 2013
This tweet is to the Ole Miss Coaching Staff and the Ole Miss Family. I have not been on your campus as a recruit. I have not felt any— Tyga Sims lll (@marlon_humphrey) June 25, 2013
Racism from anyone on your campus I am sorry for misleading anyone in thinking that there is any racism coming from the Ole Miss family— Tyga Sims lll (@marlon_humphrey) June 25, 2013
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger explains what led Humphrey to issue his apology.
Earlier in the day the five-star defensive back from Hoover High School in Alabama claimed that Ole Miss was racist and had monthly KKK rallies on its Oxford campus.
After receiving some tweets from Ole Miss fans saying that tweet wasn’t accurate, Humphrey went on a Twitter binge to prove his point. Humphrey, who holds offers from most of the SEC, has never been seriously recruited by Ole Miss. Many recruiting experts expect him to land at Alabama, where his father, Bobby, played.
The Clarion-Ledger notes that the last known KKK rally at Ole Miss was in 2009.
Humphrey, who was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA First Team, was featured in a 2012 Next Year Now video series that profiled Hoover High School's football program.