Urban youth turns down football scholarship to Michigan State because...

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  1. FSFN

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    He wants to become a rap star!!!! Link has his rap video.


    http://deadspin.com/michigan-state-signee-turns-down-college-football-for-r-506091112



    [h=1]Michigan State Signee Turns Down Football For Rap Career [UPDATE][/h]This is Jay Harris. He's one of the top high school wide receiver prospects out of Pennsylvania this year. He's 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, and until last month, was headed to Michigan State University this fall on a football scholarship after graduating Downingtown East High School. Not anymore. Instead, Jay Harris dropped college football to pursue a rap career.
    “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now,†Harris told the Philadelphia Inquirer today.The rapper, who goes by Jay DatBull, then told the paper that he's wanted to quit the sport for years, but couldn't muster up the courage to tell his parents. That's understandable.
    For a parent, it's probably pretty frightening to hear about your kid turning down a full collegiate scholarship to rap. But it sounds like Harris has been burned out for a long time, which happens, and is tired of playing. So he's following his dream.
    We listened to his first single, "DatBull 4 Life," wherein he raps about having sex and smoking weed and being awesome. These are all tried-and-true things to do and write music about, so good start, Harris. The video for the song, which went up on YouTube less than three weeks ago, already has over 50,000 views, so it appears the kid has a little bit of a following as well.
    The only thing that sucks about all this is that, by the numbers, rapping is a much tougher way to make a living than football. At the start of next year's season, there will be some 1,700 football players on NFL rosters. There aren't 1,700 men and women combined who are making NFL money by rapping.
    Harris still unsigned, but his sound is what the kids are listening to these days, so maybe he's got what it takes. His mixtape comes out June 1. Keep an ear out for Jay DatBull, we guess.
    UPDATE: The Inquirer is now reporting thatMichigan State likely had a hand in Jay Harris's decision. In an updated post, the Inquirer wrote that his explicit rap videos pushed the school to revoke the student's football scholarship. Harris says the choice to pursue rap was his, but a Michigan State spokesman says it was "a mutual decision."
    [Philadelphia Inquirer]





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    Has Paula addressed this yet?
     
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    i'm sure he'll have no regrets 5yrs from now. its in gods hands.:coffee:
     
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    i predict someone will convince him otherwise.
    the only way hes ever going to get anyone to even listen to his dumb songs, is if hes a famous football player.
     
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    He wasn't that good a football player anyway.
     
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    800000 views, not bad. 80% dislike though.
     
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    He was an "average" College football prospect

    So what is the loss? He was going to major in comic books or something , its not like was going to make the deans list and become a Rhodes Scholar.
     
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    He had a scholarship offer but I don't think he would have lasted. 5-11/170 pounds? Maybe in high school but in a major conference? DBs would eat him for lunch.
     
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    just checked, average height and weight of a wide receiver is 6'2 and 205pounds.
     
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    What kind of posts are these. You're supposed to say he's a dumb Reggie for passing up a chance to play football for free.
     
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    He does have a nice flow.
     
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    "what a dumb neeger. hey it's not like i said it to his face"
     
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    Christ I played a lil lighter then that in a high school small school conference and got the snot kicked out of me a few times. I started both ways so it wasn't that I couldn't play, there were just some seriously big boys I ran against. I was the 1/2 back our full back was 2x my size and we were the smallest school division in the state. College kids would eat him alive.
     
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    Percy Harvin has been playing effectively in the NFL at 5'11" and 190-195lbs :dontknow: If he bulked up a bit in college and had the speed he could be a slot receiver/return man
     
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    based on the update per the article it looks like MI state dropped him

    i doubt he had a choice in this
     
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    :haha:

    Now that's an old school rap reference! :wigtip:
     
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    Discussed here with video clips of his rap. :hhh:

    [video=youtube;7aXAuvlFhkQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aXAuvlFhkQ&list=SPB4BB4F9731DD8A00&index=131[/video]