Michigan State’s top football recruit forgoes college to become a rapper


There was a time when forgoing college to turn pro was a major issue in sports. However, it’s rare that a top notch recruit walks away from sports to become a hip-hop star.

Jay Harris of Exton, Pennsylvania was one of the top rated high school wide receivers in the nation. During his senior year, he caught 53 passes and 11 touchdowns. His talent got the attention of college football powerhouses and he eventually agreed to accept a full scholarship to Michigan State University. But instead of being the next Jerry Rice, Harris hopes to become the next Wiz Khalifa.

Harris decided to leave his football dreams behind and pursue a career in rap full time. Known as Jay DatBull, he currently has several songs and freestyles on YouTube. The first single off of his upcoming mixtape, “DatBull 4 Life,” has achieved over 100,000 page views since being uploaded two weeks ago.

Michigan State University was appalled by Harris smoking marijuana in the video and using profane language. But Harris believes he’s making the right choice. Although he is great at football, he’s always had dreams of being a rapper.

Share your thoughts. Did Jay Harris make a bad choice to leave a football scholarship behind to become a rapper, or is it proper for him to follow his dreams?

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