Three-Star Dual-Threat QB, Jayru Campbell, Decommits from Michigan State

June 17, 2014 at 11:33a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Jayru Campbell, who was recently sentenced to 60 days in jail (among other things) for body-slamming his Cass Tech security guard, has decided to decommit from Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans.

Campell is an electric, dual-threat quarterback prospect and was considered quite the haul by the Spartans.

From Freep.com:

“I would say I have opened up the recruiting process again and decommitted from Michigan State,” Campbell said in an interview with Detroit’s WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) that aired late Monday night. “I’m just trying to enjoy the recruitment process for my last year in high school.”

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Campbell, who told WXYZ he has been taking anger management classes on Saturdays, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, probation and community service last month for the assault that occurred in a school hallway. He must turn himself in July 28, which gives him time to complete summer school. Then he will begin serving the final 57 days of his sentence — he was credited with three days spent in custody — in the Wayne County Jail.

Michigan State coaches can't comment on a recruit until he signs a National Letter of Intent.


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acBuckeye's picture

In other words, he body-slammed Sparty.

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Poison nuts's picture

Uh - In other words - Sparty's dropping him & letting him save face by calling it a decommit.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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MacG91's picture

Don't worry Jayru, Auburn will take you. 

Mac..yeah

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shaggybuckeye's picture

and pay your pops a nice chunk of change too!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Auburn will take you. 

So would Shawshank.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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rdubs's picture

LSU already held a team vote and decided that they should recruit him.

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Max Power's picture

Well played RDubs

BroJim's picture

Hope the kid can play some where at the next level. Best of luck to him.

I season my simple food with hunger

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CC's picture

Honestly I don't.  There are plenty of hard working great athletes who don't commit random acts of violence.

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BroJim's picture

How do you know it was random? He could have been provoked. It is doubtful that a student just walks up to staff and slams him for no reason.

I season my simple food with hunger

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Furious George 27's picture

Yeah, the reason is because the kid is a punk..... Witnesses said that the security guard asked him to remove his hat several times in the hallway. Its definately something that did not merit being body slammed. This isn't the first time the kid has gotten into an altercation. He has a pretty good history of being a POS.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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BroJim's picture

POS, that's harsh. He's a kid who has probably been through a lot. . . He grew up in a pretty bad city.

I season my simple food with hunger

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CC's picture

Poor him, he grew up in a harsh city so we should give him the benefit of the doubt when he assaults someone?  What if he had assulted you or your father or your sister?  Would you have the same feeling?  If this was the guy's first trouble it would be one thing, but it's not.

I don't care where you come from, you don't get a pass because you came from a bad place and you don't get judged with more scrutiny when you came from a harsh place.  I say treat everyone equally, regardless of upbringing.

 

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BroJim's picture

Obviously, he didnt get a "pass" and what do you know about his history. Im simply saying im not gonna call a 16,17,18 year old kid a pos. Yes, even if he assualts me (most likely had it coming). So you go ahead and keep calling him (a kid) a pos and i'll continue not to judge him at his darkest hour.

I season my simple food with hunger

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Furious George 27's picture

So growing up in a trash city means he gets a pass for assaulting a security guard? This wasn't a HS fight between stupid kids, he was trying to show off how tough he was. He's not going to jail for 60 days because he is a great kid

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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BroJim's picture

Just because you go to jail does not mean you're a bad person (case:kid). I never said he was great kid, but im.not willing to call him pos. I assume alot in this case and so do you. How do you know he was just showing off? You dont. . .

I season my simple food with hunger

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Furious George 27's picture

Did you not see the video? Like I said, what he did was not a fight between stupid HS students to where you could make the argument that he made a stupid mistake in the heat of the moment. He got in a fight while shaking hands after a game, body slammed a security guard and thats what we know of. His actions pretty much show a lack of respect for anything outside of his own ego. Instead of saying its harsh to call him a POS, can you prove that he's not w/out making excuses for his actions? Not trying to insult you, just saying don't make excuses for someone who knows his actions are wrong and does not seem to care.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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BroJim's picture

Dbl post, sorry 11w community.

I season my simple food with hunger

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Very foolish, BroJim. Jayru could have paralyzed the office or even killed him. It's one thing to push the officer, but to full-out bodyslam him? That's insane....

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BroJim's picture

It was foolish, im not saying the kid didnt mess up. All im saying is im not going to call a kid a pos. That's it.

I season my simple food with hunger

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cinserious's picture

I'm not saying Jayru is POS but some teens truly are POS! There are plenty of teenage murderers, robbers, rapist, etc out there. All under the age of 18. You want to know why they get tried as adults? Because they are POS! Reguardless of upbringing, there is a basic moral compass that humans possess. Some chose to be evil, others chose to not do evil. 

Gone ham, be back soon...

buckz4evr's picture

I'm hoping BroJim forgot to use his sarcasm font

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Go1Bucks's picture

<insert dead horse beating here>

Go Bucks!

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FROMTHE18's picture
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tennbuckeye19's picture

Saw that Cincinnati offered him last week. Maybe he ends up there. Or Central Michigan. 

 

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buckeyestu's picture

Louisville will take him.

TMac's picture

So he's taking an Official Visit to WCJ on July 28th then.........

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Max Power's picture

I think "decommit" is another way of him saying, "Coach Dantonio wants nothing to do with me anymore." I watched the video and I must say, the fundamentals of that bodyslam were pretty good. Its a safe bet that Vince McMahon will throw his hat in the ring (ha!) with Jayru's recruitment.

All sarcasm aside, I hate to wish ill on a kid but his actions were downright disgusting. I think he is going to have a hard time finding a good program that is willing to take a gamble on him. I hope he can get his anger issues fixed and is able to find a program that can instill some discipline in him. Best of luck

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cinserious's picture

Whoever recruits him will probably lure him in with hopes of playing QB, only to switch him to the defensive side of the ball.

Gone ham, be back soon...

bucktoad's picture

did you see or hear his animal classmates at cass tech.  why would anybody recruit a thug from that school

Sims_tOSU's picture

I wouldn't say they are all thugs bc Damon webb is from there and so is one of ohio states top RB prospects weber.

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MotownBuck's picture

Bingo. Up vote for you Sir

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

ncinthenext3's picture

Youngster might want to try mastering English before college.  Who do you suppose de-committed from who?

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