Everyone got a good laugh this morning, when it was announced that WR Jay Harris had decided to forgo an MSU scholarship in order to focus on a rap career.
Well apparently it was a mutual parting of ways.
Jay Harris, one of the area’s top football recruits, was stripped of his scholarship by Michigan State earlier this month after he posted a series of profanity-laced rap videos on YouTube, a source said Tuesday.
Harris, a senior wide receiver, said he freely chose a rap career over football. A Michigan State spokesman said it was “a mutual decision.” “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.
I don't think the whole story will ever come out, since both sides will want to save face, but I think it is a good lesson for recruits. It's important to watch what you say on Twitter/Youtube. Not only this, but there was University of Charleston dropping a guy off of his Twitter posts, and I'm sure a lot of posters here remember the Yuri Wright saga too.
Interesting and a nice shakeup. The Holiday Bowl makes a return to the B1G rotation.
Not that I want to see Michigan in these games because it would mean they had a less-than season, but a game at Yankee Stadium would be neat. And maybe even a de-facto home game with alums in the NY area.
— lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) May 14, 2013
I don't think Coach necessarily wanted to provide bulletin board material to Notre Dame, but now each has it
*I hate the term bulletin board material, especially for a rivalry game that doesn't need it. UTL at the Big House speaks for itself in its magnitude
Per the world of Tweets. EDIT: Kyron was presumed to commit on his upcoming visit. However, due to my lack of diligence and misperception, not only did I think Winovich was a heavyyy Ohio lean, I assumed Watson was from St. Louis; confusing many in the process, I'm sure.
Now, after perusing through multiple sources on Winovich's visit reaction, the writing seems to be on the wall.
The staff stymied their efforts in Kyron due to renewed, strengthened interest in Chase. Things are now apparently heading in different directions for each recruit, so I will reiterate that Kyron Watson, an OLB out of East St. Louis, Illinois, has verbally pledged to Kansas.
As commented below, sorry for any blemishes on my end. It looks as though the staff is now concerned with the SAM position.
Wow. 2013 MSU commitment Jay Harris decides to turn down a scholarship to MSU for a rap career. I thought it couldn't get lower for Sparty after Drake Harris and Lawrence Marshall...
From Ace's twitter:
Welp. RT @MSUDanK Report: '13 signee Jay Harris not coming to MSU, decides to focus on his dream of being a rapper instead
Story from Philly News:
YouTube channel with his "hit" single: