OT?: Jayru Campbell no longer an MSU commit

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 16th, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Blowing up all over Twitter.

Apparently, he has decommitted and is considering offers from Cincinnati, LSU and Miami (YTM).

No idea if this is sparty pulling his scholarship or not. 

Michigan State did not pull the offer per a very reliable source, anyone saying otherwise or not citing Jayru directly, is lying.



Decatur Jack

June 17th, 2014 at 9:08 AM ^

It would both surprise me and not surprise me if he ended up at LSU. I don't think he really fits the systems at either Cincy* or Miami, but LSU could be an option. But how often does LSU seriously go after a quarterback who isn't at least moderately coveted by other SEC powers? Seems like it would be a reach on Miles's part.

I personally think he'll end up in the MAC.

*Cincy offered him anyway (according to 247) and he could be Munchie Legaux 2.0. Kiel's going to need an eventual successor and if Campbell were to develop enough over two years, it's possible he could be that guy.


June 16th, 2014 at 11:01 PM ^

In would bet heavily that Dantonio pulled his offer. The kid is a thug and way to high risk. MSU does not need the risk anymore. I'm sure Brady knew this early on and Dantonio needed to have it thrown in his face before he acted. Hope the kid pulls it together but not betting on it.


June 17th, 2014 at 1:11 AM ^

I think there's certainly some similarity.  We don't know the particulars in the Lewan case, but one punch from a large athlete is very dangerous, ask Rudy T.   Lewan and Campbell both have some jerky behavior on the field as well, difference is Lewan is 6 years older.


June 16th, 2014 at 10:49 PM ^

Eh, I doubt that "very reliable source".  They got a good QB in Lewerke in the mean time...seems like they moved on months ago.  Additionally, they can't comment on anything.  Wouldn't surprise me for Campbell's sake they let him save some face by saying he decommitted.  


June 16th, 2014 at 11:27 PM ^

Exactly. The writing was on the wall, and then messsage boards quite some time ago that Campbell would not be attending MSU even if he wanted to. The Lewerke committment seemed like it sealed the deal, but maybe it will be a blessing in disguise if the kid can find a good environment away from home. Best of luck to him

Gucci Mane

June 16th, 2014 at 10:52 PM ^

Out of that group Cincy looks like the likely destination. I would be shocked if LSU offered him. I think MSU really lucked out on his problems surfacing before he made it to campus.


June 16th, 2014 at 10:51 PM ^

he decided he will just attend prison now except going to MSU and follow in the great footsteps of players past. He has an opportunity to attend prison now and doesn't want to pass up on the free food, free education, and great strength training program.


June 16th, 2014 at 11:35 PM ^

Why would this get downvoted? MSU, like Michigan can't comment on recruits. And as someone who despises Mark Dantonio as much as the next guy, kudos to them if they didn't yank the carpet from under the kid's feet when it would have probably been the easier thing to do.


June 16th, 2014 at 11:02 PM ^

They probably wouldn't give him the number.....the number.....wait. I'm trying to think of a famous MSU player number and can't. Never mind. Can't be that.


June 16th, 2014 at 11:09 PM ^

For MSU and the Big ten. With his past he doesn't need to play in the league. I truly hope he learns from his mistakes and becomes a better person. After he gets his act together I hope he is able to put his talents to good use and get an education just not in the Big Ten

MSU may not have pulled his scholarship but I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped recruiting him or suggested he start looking elsewhere.


June 17th, 2014 at 6:06 AM ^

I actually just saw that on the morning news a few moments ago, and it did catch me a little offguard onnly because I assumed that in the absence of the offer actively being pulled, he was likely MSU bound - it seems reasonable to me that MSU may have stopped reciprocating the interest in all that happened though.That being said, you know what they say about making assumptions and it seems like Campbell is trying to make a clean break with the recent past and change the pace of his life, if the interview is any indication  Probably not a bad move for him if he wants to have a fresh start. 


June 17th, 2014 at 12:06 AM ^

...particulars, or backstory. I  think that any University, including our Alma Mater. should do its very best to honor the acceptance of an offer. I also believe the student-athlete should do his/her best to live up to the expectations of said offer. It's unfortunate when the optimism of a future unrealized is destroyed by a breach of faith by any party involved.

Having stated the obvious, I wish I had a fuck lion.  


June 17th, 2014 at 12:29 AM ^

Could have been one of those instances where they just stop calling and don't show any interest.  Honor his commitment if he wants to come, but make it clear he's free to go somewhere else if he likes.  I believe Michigan did that with a recruit a couple of years ago.


June 17th, 2014 at 7:51 AM ^

No school turns down character. Not having to worry about a kid wasting a spot in the class is a big deal even if you're Alabama.

As for turning away bad character, if a kid has bad downfield vision and lobs everything, AND he punches a security guard, it's easier to part ways.