It looks like Utah was getting ready to fight for DJ Law. This from the Salt Lake Tribune. From the time news came to light that Law, an athlete from Florida, had signed with two FBS schools, Ole Miss has been rather tight-lipped with official response on the matter.
Two possible reasons for that. One is that you immediately go into information-gathering mode and withhold comment until you know more about what’s going on. The second is that you had an idea you would release him, but you’re doing due diligence anyway. The video that surfaced Wednesday afternoon from the signing day event at Law’s high school showed a kid that appeared to be all in for Utah. It’s possible there was some confusion on his part if he was hearing from adults in his life that were in different camps.
Ole Miss announced Thursday afternoon that it was releasing Law from his letter of intent (LOI). In this case it was the best thing to do. It was easier to make that decision with a three-star running back who may have ended up at his third choice, East Mississippi Community College, anyway. Had it been the Davon Godchaux situation playing out like this it would have been a harder decision to free up a much higher-rated player to go to a division rival when you had a legitimate LOI in hand.
In the end it would still have been the right decision, because the player’s considerations should come before those of the schools.
By not holding Law to the letter of the law the Rebels at least have the knowledge that they won’t have to face him for four years.