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High School Recruit No Longer Attending MSU Due To Rap Career

Jay Harris will no longer be attending Michigan State University, and it seems that both parties are just fine with that decision.  Harris, who is a three-star recruit, had posted nine rap videos on YouTube under the name “Jay DatBull” and each of them weren’t exactly ‘PG’ rated. Not surprisingly there was plenty of cursing and references to the usual hot button issues which Universities usually frown upon. The video you see above has Jay lighting up something at the beginning as well.

Harris had committed to Michigan State in February by signing a letter of intent to attend Michigan State, but as the videos emerged the offer was no longer on the table.

According to Philly.com, Harris said it was his decision to persue a rap career prior to the scholarship being revoked.

Harris, a senior wide receiver, said he freely chose a rap career over football. A Michigan State spokesman said it was “a mutual decision.”

“I’ve always had this in the back of my head, but never had the courage to tell my parents that this is what I want to do,” Harris said.

Harris said his commitment to Michigan State last year was “halfhearted.” He said he first flirted with a career in music during his freshman year at Downingtown East.

Regardless of who turned down who first, the fact remains that this young man posted videos in a public forum and as they came to light things shifted drastically. If anyone is so inclined after watching this video, you can hear more from Harris who will be working with producer M. Stacks this summer and dropping his first album on June 1.