SMU offers Florida cornerback Law

Lake Highland Prep cornerback Ty Law

With three defensive backs graduating this year, the Mustangs needed to address the secondary in the 2012 recruiting class. This week, June Jones offered three-star cornerback Ty Law, who is excited to take his official visit in a couple weeks.

As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, SMU has offered three-star cornerback Ty Law out of Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) to be a part of its 2012 class.

Defensive backs are definitely a need for the Mustangs, as they will lose seniors Chris Banjo, Just Sorrell and Richard Crawford next year.

With this offer, Law said his top three schools at the moment are SMU, Ball State and Middle Tennessee.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Law received early offers from North Carolina State and West Virginia at the start of his senior year, but the BCS schools filled up their cornerback spots and pulled their offers.

But this week, June Jones and SMU came into the picture.

"They just randomly called me one day," Law said. "June Jones left me a voicemail, I missed the call. Luckily he got in touch with my dad and my dad texted me, ‘Hey, SMU just offered you, I just talked to June Jones.' So I called June Jones back and he told me they wanted to offer me and wanted me to visit."

Law hadn't heard from SMU at all during the recruiting process, but is excited about this new opportunity.

Jones called Law from Hawaii and told the Florida-native that he liked what he saw in his film.

"He told me I could play a variety of positions, mainly DB and maybe some return man," Law said. "He said he wanted me to hurry up and get on that visit and he was sorry it took so long [to offer]."

Asked where the Mustangs rank among his other offers, Law said, "Obviously it's SMU, you know what I mean?"

Law has family in Dallas, so that makes the school more appealing as well.

Law said that Jones is the only coach he has talked to at SMU. He also admitted that he really doesn't know much about the school, but is eager to find out all he can in the next few weeks.

"I haven't really seen much on them since I wanted that 30-for-30 on ESPN," Law said, referencing the documentary, ‘The Pony Excess.' "But I know they're going to the Big East. That's pretty big and I like that. Besides that, I don't know much.

Law has taken a visit to Middle Tennessee and is visiting Ball State this weekend and may go to Troy next weekend.

He is scheduled to take his official to SMU the weekend before signing day, Jan. 27.

By the way, Law said that he is not related to the cornerback Ty Law who played for Michigan and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.


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