Yep, real headline.
Jay Harris, a three-star wide receiver recruit out of Exton, Pa., has opted to bail on a full-ride scholarship to play for Michigan State in order to pursue a rap career, Philly.com reported. Harris signed his letter of intent with the Spartans back in February and was expected to join the team this fall.
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.
“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 also received scholarship offers from Pittsburgh and Temple,
according to Rivals.com. ESPN.com ranked him as the 17th-best player in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2013 class.
And while this is a bit of a blow for MSU’s incoming freshman class, it’s hard to imagine anyone saw it coming.
The worst part is that Jay Harris’ HS, Downington East, is nowhere near West Philidelphia, robbing us of many HILARIOUS Fresh Prince jokes.
— Jesse O’Brien (@jesseobrien) May 14, 2013
Oh right, and the important part … here’s Harris (aka “DatBull 4 Life” on YouTube) performing: