Western Michigan WR Jay Harris not on team, possibly pursuing rap career again

Nick Bromberg
August 6, 2014
Western Michigan WR Jay Harris not on team, possibly pursuing rap career again

Western Michigan WR Jay Harris won't be playing football in 2014.

After practice on Tuesday, coach P.J. Fleck said that Harris had parted ways with the team. The receiver hadn't been at the team's first two practices.

Instead, it looks like he could be getting into the music business again as rapper "Jay DatBull."

Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted this:

And subsequently later in the day retweeted a tweet from another person referring to Harris "going back to his dream" and then this tweet:

In high school, Harris originally committed to Michigan State, however, his scholarship was pulled after videos of some of his raps were posted on YouTube. (Click here to see "DatBull 4 Life," but beware that it features explicit lyrics and drug use.)

However, he then wanted to play football again and signed with Western Michigan. We'll let MLive.com explain it.

In August of 2013 he resurfaced on the roster of ASA College, a junior college in Brooklyn. He left that school shortly after and enrolled at East Coast Prep in Great Barrington, Mass., before committing to WMU in November.

According to Rivals, Harris was a three-star WR in the Class of 2014.

Fleck told MLive that he sat down with Harris in March and the two came to an agreement that he would focus on football.

"You give young people a shot and you believe in them and sometimes that happens," Fleck said.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!