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Michigan St. Univ. football recruit turns down college to... Become a rapper
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 14, 2013 | Matt Breen

Posted on 05/14/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT by Keltik

Jay Harris, Downingtown East’s star wide receiver, said he phoned a Michigan State assistant two weeks ago and broke the news.

He would not be a Spartan.

“I wish we could’ve got you,” Harris said the coach told him.

It was not a rival program that drew Harris, but instead a different career path. The 5-foot-11, 162-pound senior said he wants to make it as a rapper.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: education; football; rap; sports

1 posted on 05/14/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT by Keltik
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To: Keltik

Long term career? Probably better off.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 3:14:25 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
On the bright side, nobody will have any reasonable expectation of him staying out of prison.

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3 posted on 05/14/2013 3:14:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Keltik

>>The 5-foot-11, 162-pound senior said he wants to make it as a rapper<<

Why does every black guy think he/she is a professional-grade rapper (whatever the hell that is)?

It is all just syncopated speaking — Maynard T. Krebs would have been hailed as a brilliant rapper if he just was black and threw in “’ho” and a lot of f-bombs.

This kid is too stupid to be in football anyway — it requires much more thought than he is capable of.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 3:14:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: freedumb2003

Probably for about the same reason so many White guys think they can write or direct movies ...


5 posted on 05/14/2013 3:16:49 PM PDT by x
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To: Keltik

I commend the kid for following his dream. He’ll still be young should his rap career fail, but that failure beats looking back and wondering “What if?” if he doesn’t give it a try.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 3:20:37 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: x

Nonsense comparison. I don’t know one white guy who desires to be a director. I know a handful of blacks, 3 want to be rappers.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 3:21:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Keltik

As we all know, rapping requires at least four years of classroom time, labs, independent study and tutorials to acquire real proficiency. Otherwise you’re just a dilettante


8 posted on 05/14/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT by Argus
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Couldn’t he just work on songs while playing football. It’s not as if they really go to college to learn.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 3:24:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: pepsionice

Doubtful. Very doubtful. Statistically, Mr. “Jay DatBull” will most likely end up as knuckle draggin’ bullet stopper, with no marketable job skills. Here’s hoping he at least keeps a day job and learns a trade.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 3:26:36 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Keltik

Aspiring rapper... that’s almost the world’s deadliest profession (after being an Iranian nuclear physicist).


11 posted on 05/14/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Keltik

One thing this guy won’t need is a resume.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: x

why are you here?


13 posted on 05/14/2013 3:39:07 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: rhubarbk

To write a book about being a movie director, of course.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Keltik

Yo dawg my name ain’t Sparty.
The time has come, we ain’t no party.
We beez here and that is clear.
Gets out my way, you better fear.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 3:50:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Keltik

Good for him.

At least someone has a plan.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Keltik

maybe he is a better rapper than a football player, but as a football player his rapper aspirations would be the personal interest angle that would have been repeated often.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 4:13:34 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: EEGator
Really, my son just graduated this past Saturday, Cum Laude, with a BSEE while playing Division 1 Varsity Football and Track....
18 posted on 05/14/2013 4:15:55 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: x

>>Probably for about the same reason so many White guys think they can write or direct movies ...<<

I grew up and spend a lot of time with Whites (it can’t be avoided in the suburbs of America).

I never knew one who wanted to be a director.

But look at TV and see portrayals, court shows, and criminals: there is an undeniable trend that they are “aspiring rappers.”

Are you saying otherwise? Are you suggesting I am wrong?

What exactly is the point of your post, besides showing your grasp of false dichotomy and straw men.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 4:19:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: freedumb2003
First of all, I was at least in part tongue in cheek -- semi-serious, semi-satirical as the saying goes.

Secondly, lot of that "aspiring rapper" or "aspiring DJ" stuff isn't serious. It means people perform on amateur nights and don't have any other more serious ambition, not that they're serious prospects working to achieve their goal.

Of course it costs more money to make a film than to rap, but my point was -- you can find that sort of pipe dreaming in other parts of the population. And judging from what's out there, it sometimes seems like every privileged White youth out there is making lousy movies, or wanting to.

Finally, I wanted to get away from the whole "Heh, heh, silly Negro" mentality. Odds are he won't make it. I'd go with college if I were him, but good luck to him all the same.

20 posted on 05/14/2013 4:35:18 PM PDT by x
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To: nevergore

>>Really, my son just graduated this past Saturday, Cum Laude, with a BSEE while playing Division 1 Varsity Football and Track....<<

Why waste your time doing all that when you can become rich and famous as a RAPPER?

Give your kid some good career advice for goodness’ sake!


21 posted on 05/14/2013 4:35:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: x

>>>X

Any relation to Malcolm?


22 posted on 05/14/2013 4:42:58 PM PDT by Keltik ("The goal should not be diversity -- the goal must be Quality.")
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To: Keltik

So, he couldn’t get his education and play football while aspiring to be a rapper? You know, go to plan 2 if plan 1 fails? SMMFH!!!!


23 posted on 05/14/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: Keltik

Low probability event.
Like attorneys, a rare few make big bucks, but most are peons.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 4:55:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Keltik

At 5/11, 162lbs....This kid would actually get killed quicker on the football field than as a rapper. Dude is a stick


25 posted on 05/14/2013 4:56:22 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: nevergore

That’s what is called an outlier. How many top prospects finish school, let alone in EE?


26 posted on 05/14/2013 5:14:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

On his team, the varsity football players ran the gamut on grades, very similar to the general student body....One of his teammates was awarded the title of University Scholar since he had a perfect 4.0 from his freshman year, he was also an Engineering student...

Yes,some players skimming the system....

But the bulk pull their load.... The outliers are those cheater students and not the good ones....

The scandals that make the news are usually limited to a couple of colleges and few select students.....

The vast bulk of coaches and kids are very dedicated...


27 posted on 05/15/2013 2:17:13 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: nevergore

What school? Big difference from D-1 to SEC.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 5:49:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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