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Teen Gives Up College Free Ride To Pursue Rap Career

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Jay Harris, a.k.a. "Jay DatBull," is turning down a football scholarship to Michigan State University to pursue a rap career. Jay Harris, a.k.a. "Jay DatBull," is turning down a football scholarship to Michigan State University to pursue a rap career.
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We first told you about this story Wednesday on "Good Day." A high school senior gives up a free ride to college to pursue a rap career.

Now, we're hearing from the young man himself.

Jay Harris is one of the top high school football prospects in Pennsylvania.

The Downingtown High School East senior and wide receiver had a scholarship to play college football at Michigan State University next year, and was heavily recruited.

But, in a surprising move, Harris says he decided to give it all up to be a rap star.

Harris says his father supports him, and he says he's working on getting signed to a record deal and can always go to college later.

"You gotta chase your dreams. You gotta do what you really want. If I go up there to MSU, a Division I program, and I go up there and my whole heart's not in it, I'll just be wastin' their time. This is really what I want to do for my life," Harris said.

Harris, who goes by the rap name "Jay DatBull," says his mix tape will be released on June 1. He had questionable behavior some of his rap videos.

A spokesman for Michigan State says the decision to revoke Harris' scholarship was mutual.

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