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Michigan State football team loses recruit to rap music career

This story is too hilarious to even make up, as wide receiver Jay Harris decommitted from Michigan State to pursue a career in rap music Tuesday.

Hype-man Dantonio dropping the "Mic check, Mic Check 1-2" on the sidelines.
Hype-man Dantonio dropping the "Mic check, Mic Check 1-2" on the sidelines.
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The Michigan State football team lost its third recruit this spring when 2013 wide receiver Jay Harris (Exton, Pa./Downingtown East) reneged on his commitment to the Spartans to focus on his rap career Tuesday—seriously, you guys.

MSU coach Mark Dantonio has been on a losing streak as of late, and it appears he has hit rock bottom on the recruiting trail with this latest news out of Pennsylvania.

The 5-foot-11, 162-pound Harris posted a music video for his song "Datbull 4 Life" on April 27 with lyrics laced with profanity and drug use, and images of him smoking and hanging out in a weird-looking shed.

Earlier this year, MSU lost 2014 wide receiver Drake Harris when he decommitted and joined Michigan. The Spartans also lost out on 2014 defensive end Lawrence Marshall when the Southfield product picked Michigan over Michigan State—many believed MSU to be the favorite for Marshall.

Harris held offers from Temple and Old Dominion, but signed with the Spartans on June 25, 2012.

(Update: It looks as if Harris and MSU parted ways on the school's terms, or at least Michigan State was more of an active party than originally thought, pulling the scholarship offer after a number of explicit rap videos turned up online. However, don't let the facts stop you from laughing at Sparty's misfortune. -Zach)