Sparty losing recruits to the rap game

Submitted by Leaders And Best on May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 PM

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:

Scott Bell @sbell021 3m

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:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rally/Jay-Harris-says-no-to-Michigan-State-decides-to-become-a-rapper-football.html

YouTube channel with his "hit" single:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKR4Xhis7rL_IhCqe9u5oTQ

Comments

go16blue

May 14th, 2013 at 4:13 PM ^

Composite #126 WR in his class, other offers from Temple and Old Dominion... Can't say Sparty is likely losing a major contributer here. Funny story though.

flysociety3

May 14th, 2013 at 4:14 PM ^

hahahahahahhahaha if anyone's on Rivals... There was like a 15 page thread of MSU fans, their moderators, and Mike Farrell all disputing whether or not he had  PSU offer (which he didn't)...

 

 

1464

May 14th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

I think the rap part was a pretty central point.  If anything, I'd change the title to "Former MSU recruit chooses rap game over full scholly" as that drives home the point more accurately (as there was only a single recruit lost to the rap game).

mGrowOld

May 14th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

Yup...giving up sports to pursue your Rap star dreams.  Sounds like an idea that's absolutely got success written ALL over it.  I mean....how could this possibly go wrong?

MilkSteak

May 14th, 2013 at 4:17 PM ^

Let's hope Peppers is a little more practical should he decide to come here.

 

Side note: I wonder who would be the best rapper on this year's team? I bet Lewan would have some pretty great punch lines. 

Buck Killer

May 14th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

RCMB meltdown engaged! Excuse blablabla....Michigan bablabla.... Hoke is fat..... Dantonio has got this.... We won a bunch when RichRod was here.... Blablabla.....

FreddieMercuryHayes

May 14th, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

I can't believe it.  Dantonio is getting so desperate to oversign that he's forcing kids who haven't even enorlled yet out the door.  Afterall, if I've learned anything from Spartan fans, it's that any kid who signs and LOI and doesn't complete 5 years at the program, then they're being forced out due to oversigning.  For shame Dantonio.

State Street

May 14th, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

This is actually pretty sad.  Is the rap "game" something that really necessitates 100% of one's time and effort?  This kid turned down a free college degree...to attempt to become a rapper.  Let that sink in.

Doesn't matter what school he decomitted from.

MgoRayO3313

May 14th, 2013 at 7:41 PM ^

Dumb question, but is this really him? If it in fact is (looks like him from the newspaper pic) this is terrible. It's generic and the wordplay itself is something you could here in any school, street, or park in the U.S. the fact he turned down a full ride for this... To quote Eminem "where were the parents at?"

flysociety3

May 14th, 2013 at 4:51 PM ^

hahahaha I love how he decides to turn down ~110k in tuition $ alone to pursue rap FULL TIME....

How much time/resources do you need to commit to being a rapper? haha

 

dahblue

May 14th, 2013 at 4:52 PM ^

This isn't a bad thing for MSU; it's a very good thing.  Not saying that he ever would've seen the field, but any kid who decides to turn down a full-ride in order to focus on a rap career is an idiot (especially when he's terrible).  

The fact that his video opens with him smoking a blunt is the type of thing that would've made Dantonio look like an (even bigger) idiot in two years when the kid would've been tossed from the team.  Near miss Sparty.  Lucky you.  Next time, spend a second to google the kids you offer.

turtleboy

May 14th, 2013 at 4:55 PM ^

This is hilarious. My Sparty friends narrative for the last two years basically boils down to: We're better than Michigan, we're relative, we're a big important team! Recruits these days have just been obliterating their world view, lol