Ole Miss, Utah both get letters of intent from D.J. Law
OXFORD, Miss. — Both Ole Miss and Utah are claiming it received a National Letter of Intent from Florida athlete D.J. Law.
Ole Miss first announced the signature at 8:23 a.m. today. Utah announced at 3:36 p.m. (central) that he had signed with it.
An Ole Miss spokesman said the school is looking into it. His counterpart at Utah said that she published he had signed as soon “as I was told I could.” But, she said, she thinks the school received the letter of intent earlier in the day.
Adding more weirdness to the story is this video from local TV news station Bay News 9, in which Law is clearly choosing Utah and is seen wearing a Utes hat.
In at least one frame a woman behind him is wearing an Ole Miss t-shirt.
Whatever school had its NLI verified and recorded by its conference office is the one who would likely have a claim on the player. It could also go to what the time stamps on the respective forms say (all letters of intent on National Signing Day have to indicate when exactly it was signed).
The most likely scenario at this point is that Ole Miss effectively releases Law from his scholarship, especially since he is considered a sign-and-place player that is destined to end up playing junior college football.
Law actually triple-signed: He also has inked with East Mississippi Community College. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete from Haines City, Fla. is a three-star prospect that scored 20 total touchdowns last season.
“That was another midweek decision that we had to make, whether we were going to go all-out on him, stay in it with another guy that was very similar and we made the decision to go with D.J.,” coach Hugh Freeze said. “Really fell in love with him on his trip here. He’s a kid from a very humble background, has had several hardships in his life and I’m totally convinced this kid wants to make something of himself. He’s going to have some academic challenges also because of the issues he faced as a ninth-grader. Hopefully he can overcome those and get with us this fall. We’re thrilled.”
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