Law talks Big East visits

Nico Law, a talented three-star safety from Maryland, has narrowed his list to eight programs, and just wrapped up visits with two of those schools - Louisville and Cincinnati - last week. Law spoke with about his Big East visits.

Nico Law, a three-star prospect from Maryland, has his list narrowed to eight programs, and just visited two of those schools - Louisville and Cincinnati - last week.

Law, who holds an offer from the Cardinals, is being recruited by secondary coach Larry Slade. He came away from his visit to Louisville impressed with Charlie Strong's up and coming Cardinal program.

"The trip to Louisville was awesome," Law told "I got to meet the new coaches and see the stadium. Coach [Larry] Slade showed me some film and I actually got to see the type of defense that they run. And I talked to Coach Strong and had a long conversation with him."

What did Strong have to say to Law, a 6'2, 190-pound safety?

"He basically was telling me how the program was up and coming and how I could help the [team]," said Law, adding that his visit helped the Cardinals chances with his recruitment.

Law also enjoyed his trip to Cincinnati, where he spoke with first-year head coach Butch Jones.

"I liked the atmosphere," Law said. "It reminded me of [Washington] DC, an urban area. The facilities, the weight room, equipment, were all new. I got to talk to Butch Jones and he seemed like a really cool coach. He seems like he knows what he's doing and has an ‘I want to win' attitude."

How would Law compare two of the new coaches in the Big East?

"It's hard to compare because they both came from winning teams," Law said. "Coach Jones was winning at Central Michigan and went to three bowl games. Coach Strong came from Florida and he's won [BCS] championships.

"They're hard to compare but for my position, Coach Strong coached Joe Haden and he has a lot of safety's in the league. And also Coach Slade, so they have a really good secondary coach. When you have the best of the best coaching staff it seems like the [rebuilding] process comes faster and I want to be coached by the best."

Law, who also visited Maryland and Virginia over the summer, now will focus on trimming his list from eight schools to five and scheduling official visits.

"I'm going to use all of my officials," Law said. "I'd say in the next couple weeks I'll be able to [announce] where I'll take official visits. I already have an idea what schools I'm going to take official visits. I know I'm going to take an official visit to Cincinnati and probably with Maryland. Cincinnati has a whole new coaching staff and the winning coaching staff from last year isn't there anymore so I want to see how the team will react to the new coaching staff."

Law also said an official visit to Louisville "might happen."

"I know three schools are going to get bumped out and that's what I'm trying to sort out," Law said.

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