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Michigan State commit Jayru Campbell charged with assault of security guard

Cass Tech (Detroit) quarterback and Michigan State commit Jayru Campbell was arrested on Jan. 22. / Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Cass Tech football star accused of attacking a security guard has been charged, online court documents obtained by the Free Press reveal.

Jayru Campbell, 17, a quarterback who is verbally committed to play college football at Michigan State, faces charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and aggravated assault, according to the records online.

They were filed in 36th District Court in Detroit today, court records show.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday to talk about her charging decision, according to a news release issued by her office today.

Campbell was arrested by the Detroit Public Schools Police Department on Jan. 22 because of an incident that occurred inside Cass Tech at dismissal time.

In a video of incident, a person believed to be Campbell can be seen slamming a security guard to the ground. It's unclear what prompted the incident.

The alleged assault marks the second incident in recent months involving Campbell, who was suspended from school and for the first game of the 2014 season for throwing a punch after Cass Tech's state-semifinal loss to Novi Detroit Catholic Central in November.

The high school junior committed to MSU in August, turning down scholarship offers from Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, among others. He is rated as a four-star recruit by rivals.com. Verbal commitments are nonbinding until national letters of intent are signed in February 2015. Per NCAA rules, college coaches are not allowed to comment publicly on unsigned recruits.

Campbell led Cass to Division 1 state championships as a freshman and sophomore.

Elisha Anderson also writes for the Detroit Free Press.



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