Michigan State recruit Jayru Campbell was sentenced to 60 days in jail Friday after he bodyslammed a security guard at his high school in January.
Campbell was initially charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and aggravated assault in the incident, but struck a plea deal by pleading to the latter charge, a misdemeanor. The felony charge was dismissed.
As the sentencing got under way, Campbell apologized to the security officer who was injured during the assault caught on video.
“My split-second actions have impacted both of our lives and our families,” Campbell said. “I’ve learned more than I expected to learn from this incident.”
He went on to say, “I know now that I would have handled and responded to our encounter differently. ... I ask that you accept my apology.”
Campbell is a three-star QB recruit in the class of 2015 according to Rivals. He's verbally committed to Michigan State and his attorney declined to comment on the status of his scholarship offer after the sentencing. He's ranked as the No. 15 prospect in Michigan.
The 60-day sentence is a delayed one, and Campbell will be required to report to jail on July 28 after summer school. He was sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Training Act, a provision similar to the one under which Jameis Winston served his community service for his shoplifting incident at Publix.
As part of the HYTA, Campbell is able to avoid a criminal record by completing all the conditions of his sentencing, which include 15 months probation, 75 hours community service and counseling and anger management sessions.
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