Jay Harris made headlines earlier this year when he announced he would put his football career at Michigan State on hold for the chance of becoming a rap superstar. The decision sent the Internet into a firestorm and later forced Michigan State to later strip the talented receiver's scholarship.
It turns out Harris has had a change of heart and will in fact give this football thing another try. He has now committed to Western Michigan:
Officially committed to Western Michigan! #TurnUp— Jay Harris (@Jay_DB_610) November 14, 2013
Lou Rabito of the Philadelphia Inquirer also confirmed the news:
Former Downingtown East WR and one-time Michigan State signee Jay Harris (@Jay_DB_610) has committed to Western Michigan.— Lou Rabito (@lourabito) November 14, 2013
Good for him.
While nobody can tell him he made the right or wrong decision, simple logic will show that there is a brighter future staying in school and pursuing a degree and football. Becoming a famous rapper who makes millions of dollars isn't really a realistic lifestyle. Even if the football thing doesn't work out, at least he'll have a degree to fall back on to provide some type of future.
And who knows, rap could always be on the side if Harris does feel he is talented enough to break into the industry.
As far as football is concerned, Harris was a 3-star recruit in the 2013 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. He has the speed and playmaking ability to be a difference maker for the Broncos offense.
It's good to know that this story did have a happy ending after all.