Jay 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.