A member of Michigan State’s 2013 recruiting class, Jay Harris announced in mid-May that he had decided to give up what he described as a “half-hearted” commitment to Spartans football and pursue a career in rap (the music, not the disposable food covering).
MSU, on the other hand, reportedly stripped Harris of his scholarship after a YouTube video — subsequently removed — of his rap venture came to their attention. Regardless of how the departure actually transpired, Harris has self-reportedly moved back to the FBS level.
In a tweet posted to his Twitter account late last week, the wide receiver wrote that he has “[o]fficially committed to Western Michigan.” In his Twitter bio, Harris describes himself as a “Western Michigan University Commit,” adding WMU head coach P.J. Fleck‘s “row the boat” mantra and the Broncos logo to his page as well.
The MAC program, because of NCAA guidelines, has yet to confirm Harris’ addition to the roster, future or otherwise.
According to mlive.com, Harris moved on from MSU to a junior college in Brooklyn earlier this year before leaving that school for a Massachusetts prep school.
247Sports.com rated Harris a three-star recruit and ranked him as the No. 28 player in the state of Pennsylvania in the 2013 recruiting class.
(Photo credit: Harris’ Twitter account)