Louisiana State University (LSU) is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana. Boasting a student body that is overwhelmingly white, the few Black males who attend the school do so to play for the football team. Word has now emerged that Morris Claiborne, one of the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) feared cornerbacks from the past few seasons, scored an impressively embarrassing 4 out of 50 on his Wonderlic test:
Former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, a likely top-five pick in this month’s NFL draft, scored a four on his Wonderlic intelligence test at the NFL combine:
That’s four. Zero-four. Four out of 50. Usually those two numbers bring to mind Tim Tebow’s passing stats or the Oakland Raiders won-loss record, not a score on a test where a mark of 10 is considered literate.
Claiborne’s four ties the lowest reported score in draft history. The NFL average is 21. The public average is 24. Vince Young, the most popular failed Wonderlic test-taker in NFL history, scored a six.
Claiborne’s score is indicative of the type of athlete-student recruited by SEC schools. The Black male population at the 14-member SEC schools is incredibly low for reason: most don’t have the intelligence to compete with other high school seniors to gain acceptance to Vanderbilt, Auburn University, the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, Texas A&M, or the University of South Carolina. Head Coach Steve Spurrier complained that academic standards were too high at USC, because it kept a number of high-profile Black athletes from enrolling at the school.
Either you have academic standards and academic integrity, or you have an entire student body that worships Black athletes like Claiborne who shouldn’t even be allowed to enroll at an HBCU.
The entire sports world is laughing at Claiborne. We ask: what was this idiot even doing at LSU? The same reason most of the other Black members of the LSU football program are enrolled there: because of the perceived belief that only a team full of semi-literate Black athletes can be competitive.