National signing day may have seen its first love quadrangle.
Updates from Thursday, Feb. 6
College Football Talk's Chris Huston has an update on Law:
Things became a bit clearer on Thursday as Ole Miss graciously released the three-star recruit from his letter with the Rebels, clearing the way for Law to go to Utah if he qualifies academically. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll probably head to EMCC.
According to The Clarion-Ledger's Hugh Kellenberger (subscription required), athlete Dacorius "D.J." Law signed a letter of intent with three different schools:
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. [...]
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.
Both Ole Miss and Utah took to Twitter to welcome in their newest recruit:
Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham remains confident that Law is signed, sealed and delivered to Salt Lake City, per Lya Wodraska of The Salt Lake Tribune:
Whittingham said Utah compliance has letter for DJ Law isn't sure of all details that went on but that he is a Ute— Lya Wodraska (@LyaWodraska) February 5, 2014
Meanwhile, Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze also spoke of Law like he was one of the team's newest recruits, per Ben Garrett of Ole Miss Spirit:
Freeze, on D.J. Law. "Fell in love with him on his trip here. He's got some academic challenges. Hopefully he can overcome those."— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) February 5, 2014
Only confusing matters, Law selected a Utes hat over a Rebels hat, while acknowledging his "family and everybody else loved Ole Miss," during a televised signing ceremony on Bay Area News 9 in Tampa.
In 247Sports' composite rankings, Law is listed as a 3-star recruit, the 40th-ranked running back and the No. 630 player overall in the country.
While he excelled at running back in high school, he could end up playing safety in college. First and foremost, though, Law must figure out which of the three schools he'll be attending next year.
National signing day is famous for creating all kinds of crazy stories, whether it was Kevin Hart, who had a press conference to announce he was signing with a school that didn't offer him a scholarship, or Alex Collins, whose mom hijacked his letter of intent because she wasn't happy with the decision.
There's little doubt that Law's story is one of a kind and will go down in recruiting lore.