How far would you go to follow your dreams? We’ve all grown accustomed to people working long hours and making sacrifices at home to pursue their career dreams, but would you advise a bright student to give up a free college education to pursue a rap career? That’s exactly what one high school senior told a local morning news show he’s doing to make his dreams come true.
Jay Harris is a top football player at Downingtown High School in Pennsylvania. The wide receiver had a college scholarship to Michigan State University next year but decided to pass on it in order to pursue his rap career.
Harris says he has the support of his father and is working on getting signed to a music deal.
“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 says if the music thing doesn’t work out, he can always just go to college later.
In his music career, Harris goes by the name “Jay DatBull” and will be releasing a mixtape on June 1.