In one of the strangest stories of National Signing Day in 2014, 3-star running back Dacorius “D.J.” Law signed with both the Ole Miss Rebels and the Utah Utes on Wednesday.
He has also reportedly signed with East Mississippi Community College.
It appears as though the 5’11, 186-pound Law wanted to wind up in Utah because Bright House Sports Network has video of Law putting on a Utah hat and committing to the Utes at a ceremony at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Florida Wednesday.
According to Hugh Kellenberger of the Clarion Ledger, Law signed with Ole Miss at 8:23 am. The Utes didn’t announce the signing of Law until 3:36 pm CT time, but that doesn’t mean that is when he signed.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze spoke about Law.
“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.,” 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.”
Law is considered the 40th best running back in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.