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Report: Recruit foregoes Michigan State scholarship to pursue rap career

Jay Harris Jay DatBullJay Harris, a wide receiver from Downingtown East High School in Exton, Pa., is foregoing a football scholarship to pursue a rap career, Philly.com’s Matt Breen reports.

Harris is a senior and had 54 catches for 792 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. He was listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, but he says he had been thinking about his rap career for a while.

“I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now,” Harris told Philly.com. “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 also told Philly.com that his commitment to Michigan State was halfhearted. It’s probably a good thing he didn’t stick to it especially since he seems to have a strong dedication to weed, too:

UPDATE: The Inquirer now reports Michigan State pulled the offer after seeing the rap video and that the decision was mutual.

Harris performs under the name “Jay DatBull.” His rap single “Datbull 4 Life” was posted to YouTube on April 27 and has over 50,000 views. He’s planning to release a mixtape in June.

You can listen to his single below.

H/T Kegs N Eggs


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  • SpinMax

    Does he realize he can still rap while at school? maybe even be a music major. will have a huge audience just being there

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Sure, but I don’t think the weed would fit in as well.

  • SpinMax

    So true. the Big Ten doesn’t have a 20 times and you’re out policy like the SEC