EXTON, Pa. - One of the top football recruits in America had his full-ride scholarship pulled after he posted several profanity-laced rap videos on YouTube, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jay Harris, a 5-foot-11, 162-pound wide receiver from Downingtown East High School in Exton, Pennsylvania, uploaded nine videos on YouTube with songs rapping about drugs, women and homosexuals, under the name “Jay DatBull."
Harris told the Inquirer that he “freely chose a rap career over football.”
In February, Harris signed a letter of intent to play for Michigan State. He said his commitment to the school was “halfhearted,” and called Michigan State’s quarterback coach to inform him of his decision.
“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.
His first single, “DatBull 4 Life” has over 347,000 views on Thursday. In the video Harris is shown smoking what looks like a marijuana blunt.
Mobile users can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQTgeCyrtYM
According to Rivals.com, Harris was a three-star prospect with offers from Pittsburgh and Temple.
During his senior year, Harris caught 48 passes for 698 yards with 12 touchdowns.