Law commits to SMU on signing day

Although he knew his final decision a couple weeks ago, cornerback Ty Law wanted to wait until National Signing Day to announce his commitment to the Mustangs.

Ty Law became SMU's 22nd commitment of its 2012 class Wednesday.

He may have waited until National Signing Day to make things official, but it's no surprise the cornerback out of Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) chose the Mustangs over Ball State and Middle Tennessee.

Law, who didn't receive an offer from SMU until mid-January, revealed that he actually committed back when June Jones first offered, but he wanted to wait to make things public on signing day.

"I told the coaches from the other schools that I was going to wait [until signing day]," Law said.

After his official this weekend, Law said that he had a great visit and that the Mustangs were "first" on his list.

Early this morning, Law (aka, @FollowTheLAW5) tweeted about becoming a Mustang: "Officially signed to Southern Methodist University!!!!"

He later followed that one up with: "Thanks to everyone for the congrats. Man, it's a #blessing to experience this feeling. #DIAthlete."

The secondary was an area that SMU needed to address in this recruiting class, as they'll lose players like Chris Banjo, Richard Crawford and Justin Sorrell next year. As of lunchtime Wednesday, the Mustangs had inked six defensive backs.

There are myriad reasons why Law picked SMU—the campus, facilities, opportunities, the fact the program is heading to the Big East. But as it turns out, Law has family in Dallas and in East Texas, and coming from Florida, the family ties were a plus.

"That was definitely a positive," he said.

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