Lake Highland ATH Ty Law has SMU leading Ball State, Middle Tennessee
By Chris Hays | Orlando Sentinel
Jan 31, 2012 | 10:47 PM
Ty Lawwas 'blown away' by his official visit to SMU this weekend and the Lake Highland Prep cornerback will pick between the Mustangs, Ball State and Middle Tennessee State on National Signing Day (Wednesday).
"It was cool, I bonded with the players a lot, liked the coaches a lot. It was good finally meeting [head coach] June Junes," Law said about his visit to SMU. "Just the tour of the campus and the facilities, it blew me away. I'd seen the campus a little bit before, but seeing it in detail was cool. As far as the facilities go, I've been on Junior Days at Florida and Florida State, South Carolina and I'll tell you, the facilities are right up there with them."
Law (5-10, 175)—ranked No. 40 on the Sentinel's 2012 Central Florida Super 60—said he will have the choice of playing defensive back or receiver for the Mustangs, if he indeed commits to SMU.
Prior to his visit to Dallas, Law told the Sentinel that he would consider committing to SMU during the visit if it felt right. Instead of making a quick decision, Law decided to wait until Signing Day and make a choice at his school.
Other Lake Highland football players expected to sign with their schools on Wednesday are cornerback Ellis Marder (UConn), offensive lineman Blake Fromang (Vanderbilt) and Taylor Barton (Illinois).
With his teammates signing, Law does not want to be a distraction, even though there will be a bit more intrigue to where he signs during the ceremony.
"I don't think I'm going to do the hats, just so I don't take away from everyone else's signing," Law said. "I might just pull one out."
Law seems to already have his mind made up about what school he's picking, but wants to keep everything on the down low until Wednesday. He said making a the choice official won't be easy because he likes something about Ball State, Middle Tennessee State and SMU.
"Like Ball State, I had a really good relationship with the coaching staff ever since spring when is started talking to them," Law said. "Middle Tennessee I have a really good relationship with them as well. And SMU, with that caliber of a program and with what they're going to be doing in the future is crazy. There's good stuff about all the schools."
Brendan Sonnone is the Sentinel's recruiting correspondent and can be reached at