Updated: Michigan State reportedly pulls commit’s scholarship after rap video


Or, the dream of a rap career. Either way, 2013 Michigan State commit Jay Harris (not pictured) is trading his helmet and pads for a microphone.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harris said his commitment to the Spartans was “halfhearted” and that he’s been more interested in a music career.

“I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now,” said Harris

Harris, a three-star wide receiver, goes under the name Jay DatBull and his first single, DatBull 4 Life, already has 50,000 views on YouTube. You can view the video HERE. It’s…. something!

But hey, I’m not one to put down someone else’s dream. Go get ’em, Jay… DatBull.

And besides, do it now before you get on campus and the NCAA revokes your eligibility.

Updated 10:00 p.m. ET: Well, this is an interesting development.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has updated its story from earlier that Michigan State commit Jay Harris chose to chase his musical ambitions over a chance to play for the Spartans.

Turns out, that may not entirely be true. Now the paper states that Harris had his scholarship stripped by MSU after he posted his rap videos on YouTube. A Michigan State spokesman told the paper parting ways with Harris was “a mutual decision.”

Starting Navy S Kwazel Bertrand undergoes surgery, likely out for season

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Navy has seen one of its most productive players on the defensive side of the ball play for perhaps the final time this season.

Kwazel Bertrand sustained a broken ankle in the win over Air Force last Saturday, head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed earlier this week. As a result, the defensive back will very likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

And, because he is a senior and has no other eligibility avenues to pursue, it would effectively end his collegiate career as well.

“I feel terrible for Kwazel. It’s really unfortunate any time a senior goes down with a season-ending injury,” Niumatalolo said. “Kwazel has been a really good player for us and we’re going to miss his presence out on the field.”

Bertrand started 27 games over the past three-plus seasons, including all four in 2015.

Unitas Award whittles watch list in half down to 15

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 03:  Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Texas Longhorns in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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You know how I know we’re gradually creeping up on the end of another regular season?  Watch lists are being whittled.

The first major honor to do so is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is given out annually to the best quarterback who is a college senior or fourth-year junior.  The preseason watch list was 30 quarterbacks strong; the newest list has been cut in half to 15.

The most recent list includes one of the top Heisman contenders (TCU’s Trevone Boykin) and the top two nationally in passing yards (Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson, Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty), as well as a quarterback who’s closing in on the all-time FBS record for rushing touchdowns (Navy’s Keenan Reynolds).

The Pac-12 leads all conferences with three watch listers, followed by two each from the AAC, ACC and Big Ten.  The SEC has as many players (one, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott) as the FCS (North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz).

Last year’s winner was Marcus Mariota of Oregon.

Trevone Boykin, TCU
Jacoby Brissett, NC State
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Brandon Doughty, WKU
Everett Golson, Florida State
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Cody Kessler, USC
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Keenan Reynolds, Navy
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana
Carson Wentz, N. Dakota State
Marquise Williams, North Carolina
Travis Wilson, Utah