Jayru Campbell: College Football Recruit Charged After Body Slamming Security Guard

A video of the encounter circulated on the internet this week, showing what appears to be Campbell picking up a security guard inside Cass Tech High School on Wednesday during an altercation in the hallway. The teen then violently slammed the security guard to the ground.

The junior Michigan State University recruit has now been charged with assault and battery for the attack, a Detroit Public Schools official told MLive.com.

“Cass Technical High School student Jayru Campbell was arrested yesterday and changed with Assault and Battery based on an incident that took place inside the school at dismissal time. Detroit Public Schools Police Department is investigating and additionally the district’s Student Code of Conduct process will determine the infraction and the appropriate disciplinary actions.”

The security guard in the video was taken to a clinic for treatment and later returned home.


Jayru Campbell is a top recruit from the Detroit area and committed to attend Michigan State. Though Jayru plays quarterback in high school, he is believed to be recruited as a safety for Michigan State.

The university is prohibited by NCAA rule on commenting on prospects until they have signed a national letter of intent. Jayru Campbell has given only a verbal commitment to Michigan State, which is not binding.

Campbell is listed as a four-star recruit by 247sports.com, and also had offers from Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Eastern Michigan.

Jayru Campbell has gotten in trouble for his temper in the past. In November he was suspended for the first game of the 2014 season after punching a Detroit Catholic Central player in the handshake line after Campbell’s team lost 28-0 loss in the Division 1 state semifinals.