We've heard of recruits backing out of scholarships to go pro or to play another sport, but this might be a first.
Jay Harris, a Pennsylvania wide receiver who had committed to Michigan State, is reportedly turning down a scholarship in order to pursue a rap career.
Harris told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he called Michigan State's coaches to tell him he wasn't coming. John Lewandowski, Michigan State's associate athletic director/communications confirmed the news, saying it was a mutual decision. In fact, new reports indicate that Michigan State might have initiated the move, stripping Harris of his scholarship upon seeing his profanity-laced videos. Harris is quite explicit in his raps, oftentimes smoking marijuana and mentioning drugs, women and homosexuals.
"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.
Harris, who tallied 13 touchdowns last season on 54 catches for 792 yards, was a three-star recruit on Rivals.com. He has released several videos under the name "Jay DatBull," including one which has gained more than 50,000 views. His most recent song is called "Kush & Lean." He has a mixtape scheduled to be released on June 1.
Here's Harris' high school highlight video:
To check out Harris' rap videos (most of which are NSFW), see here.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)