High School Recruit Signs With Three Different Schools
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
National signing day may have just produced its first recruit that might have to go on Maury to determine which school he will attend in the fall.
According to The Clarion-Ledger’s Hugh Kellenberger, 3-star recruit Dacorius “D.J.” Law has everyone scratching their heads after he signed a letter of intent to play for 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.
Ole Miss and Utah both were elated and took to Twitter to welcome in one of their newest recruits.
Kyle Whittingham told Lya Wodraska of The Salt Lake Tribune that he is confident that Law is a Ute.
At the same time, Ole Miss Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze was gushing over the signing of D.J. Law too, according to 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’s Twitter Account, @SpiritBen)
Adding more confusion, during a televised signing ceremony on Bay Area News 9 in Tampa, Law selected a Utes hat over a Rebels hat but still acknowledged that his “family and everybody else loved Ole Miss.”
Although Law has signed to three different schools, from what I can tell, the true conflict is between Law’s choice (Utes), his family’s choice (Rebels) and the fact that he may be academically ineligible, which may have prompted him to sign to East Mississippi Community College. It will be very interesting to see how the NCAA handles this situation. Are they going to make Law honor whichever letter of intent was received first? Will both Ole Miss and Utah be null and void because of his academic “problems”?
“When it comes to Haines City, FL recruit Dacorius “D.J.” Law, Utah-Ole Miss-East Mississippi CC you are/are not the college!”
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