In just over a week, Ty Law will enroll at SMU and officially be a member of the Mustang football program, but that doesn't mean he will have to adjust to a new city or a new team. Law, a 5-foot-11 175-pound athlete has been in Dallas this entire semester lifting weights and training with his future teammates.
"I got there a week earlier than everyone else and got my paperwork done and all that stuff and then when I found out I was grey shirting and I had my paperwork already done, I just decided to stay in Dallas," Law said.
Law lived with his uncle this fall semester and had the NCAA's blessing to work out with the team because his paperwork was all done. Although he could lift with the team, he could not attend meetings or practice, but that didn't mean he was a stranger around the SMU facility.
"I loved it. I'm glad I did what I did instead of coming home because I have a great relationship with my teammates," said the Lake Highland Prepatory (Fla.) product. "I got to know everybody and I like the city of Dallas too."
As Law prepares to enter SMU this semester, he will learn more about where he will be playing but believes he will be able to hit the ground running because he was able to watch the team practice and pick up little bits of information about the schemes, but it has yet to be determined if Law will be learning the 3-4 defense or the Run N' Shoot.
"I got recruited as an athlete and while I've been up there, they were talking to me about being a defensive back then Coach (June) Jones wanted me to move to receiver so right now it's between slot and corner," Law said. "I recently talked to one of the coaches and he said I am leaning towards defensive back, but I haven't gotten a solid answer so I'll find out when I report."
Law says any playing time is good for him, but believes he will be able to see the field earlier at receiver. It's all up to him he says about how much playing time he can receive.
Law will be expected to compete in the rotation in a secondary that was pretty porous at times this season. While living in Dallas, Law got to attend a lot of home games and said this season was not what he expected for the Mustangs but was optimistic at the end.
"I was disappointed with how we were doing, but we had a rough out of conference schedule, but we got in the mix of things and started doing alright," Law said. "I really wish we could have contended for a conference championship. We got to a bowl game and had a winning record though."
As the Mustangs move into the Big East, Law has a few goals for him and his new teammates in their new conference.
"I just want to contend for conference championships and keep growing positively."
Law Anxious To Get Back On The Field
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