In a piece of news so comically ridiculous you know it must be true, Michigan State University football recruit Jay Harris has elected to pursue a rap career rather than play ball as a Spartan this year. Whether you believe that this was his decision, or the rumors that coach Mark Dantonio revoked his scholarship after seeing his profane rap videos on YouTube, one thing is for sure: this is pretty funny.
Jay Harris performs under the clever name Jay DatBull, and says “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now.” His video, “DatBull for Life” begins with him lighting up a marijuana cigarette and the eloquent line “I’m DatBull, for life, I’ll take your wife.” The rap goes on to contain much more explicit language, lending credence to the suspicions that it was not, as he claims, his own choice to forgo the MSU scholarship. The school has not commented in depth, but does say that Harris’s removal from the team was “a mutual decision”.
Harris, part of the recruiting class ranked #35 in the nation by ESPN, is a 5’11 Pennsylvania native who was set to play wide receiver for the Spartans. Rivals.com had him as a 3-star recruit, and he was ranked 17th in Pennsylvania by ESPN’s trusted recruiting reports. Despite his football talents, Harris is confident that a rap career is the way to go. His first video on YouTube has already amassed 800,000 views, and his mixtape was released at the beginning of this month.
Sadly, it seems that Harris is going to be able to piggyback off his MSU fame to launch his rap career. I have a suspicion though, that his success will be very shortlived. Help make my hunch true by not watching his rap video. Trust me, it’s 3 and a half minutes of your life that you’ll never get back.