File this under the poor life choice category....
MSU Commit for 2013 WR Jay Harris will not be a Spartan, Instead a rapper: philly.com/philly/blogs/r…— The B1G Time MSU (@TheB1GTimeMSU) May 14, 2013
Yep, you're reading that correctly, Jay Harris, a three- star WR recruit (according to 247sports composite) notified Michigan State coaches
on Monday night two weeks ago that he will not attend MSU and is instead focusing on of all things... a rap career. You can now call him Jay DatBull....
I'm not sure which is more of a crap shoot, chasing a dream of playing in the NFL or getting rich from a rap career, but judging from this YouTube clip we were alerted to by our own SpartanWill, Ya... good luck with that pal.
Sure, I'm no musical genius or anything, but I also happened to enjoy hip-hop when it was actually good and this ain't it to say the least.
Good luck in your career Jay DatBull... Get that money, cause without a college education, you're going to need to hit a home run with this career, trust me on that.
On the other hand, this is an 18 year old kid making a major life decision, one that in the end probably isn't the best of ones, but that's the beauty of America right?
We are free enough still to make our own choices about what we want to do to make us money and to make us happy in life. In that vain good luck.
As for the Spartans, perhaps a dude with clear video's of him smoking weed and openly talking about it saves them a potential headache on drug related offenses or suspensions for testing positive for weed. So there's that....
UPDATE: According to a new post via Philly.com (the source of the original story) MSU is calling this a "mutual decision" by Harris and the coaching staff. So in real world terms this is what they mean: We pulled the kids scholarship after he posted a video of himself firing up a fatty behind the wheel of a car and smoking the ganj in some weird attic with all sorts of tagging on it.
Of course the best part is now that Harris is claiming he told the coaching staff that he wanted out two weeks ago, yet the release comes now.... Hmmm, call me skeptical of the story that he called it quits after all, but then again I may just be a jaded sports writer who's seen one too many fishy stories to believe anything these days.
Andy - You actually had 4 spelling mistakes: 'mutal decision' (mutual) and '...but juding from this youtube clip...' (judging). This isn't a very long article...4 misspelled words in such a short article isn't very efficient.
I listened to his video and I think he has a point. He just might, with lots of practice and the help of a good crime syndicate, become a great rapper.......fish wrapper!
I'm saying, all you had to do was get your free ride to college and do the rap thing during the summer or something.Or even get some kind of music degree!! Then you'd be playing football and 'rapping'.
@CashMc Funny you should mention the subject's ability to spell. Does anyone bother proofreading material before putting it out for public consumption? This article has two obvious misspellings. "In that veign good luck." ( vein ) And ".......... I may just be a jadded sports writer....." (jaded) The term Dumbing down describes the deliberate diminishment of the intellectual level of education, literature and cinema, and of news and culture.
@SkinsHogHeaven very true... besides, you also don't need another weed smoking dope head on the team.... Lord knows you've have enough of those in the past decade, right? lol.
@andycoppens HEY HEY HEY!
For the record, I am also a Badger grad.
As for this player, every young man should follow his dream. I don't think much of his choice, or his lyrics, but they are his to make. Just stay off my team's roster.
@SkinsHogHeaven I agree 100%, follow your dream and wish him luck in that endeavor.