All-Star Football Recruit to Falwell’s Liberty University Transferring Due to Racism

Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University has been in the news recently for their decision to reopen the college during COVID. After a number of students tested positive for the illness, it was again shuttered within a week.

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The school has also made a push to bring on big-time football recruits. Liberty was recently able to lure cornerback Tayvion Land, beating out schools like Florida, LSU and Auburn. On Monday, Land announced, that due to University leaderships’s racial insensitivity, he would be leaving the school.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Land wrote:

“My short time spent with the athletic department and most professors at Liberty University was much appreciated as it helped me improve my skills, gain new experiences and meet a diverse group of friends. Unfortunately, due to the racial insensitivity displayed by leadership at Liberty University, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal and no longer be a student-athlete at Liberty University. I pray that I am able to be provided with a opportunity at a new school that respects my culture and provides a comfortable environment.”

Land will not be able to play for his new school until the 2021 season.

You can read his full statement below:

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