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Utah, Ole Miss claim to have letter of intent from same player

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Feb 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-05 23:22:15-05

SALT LAKE CITY – There was some confusion Wednesday surrounding a high school football player as the teen seemed to have committed to two different colleges on signing day.

D.J. Law from Florida is a running back, and Wednesday morning he put on a Utah hat at his press conference and signed a letter of intent to become a Ute—but there was a problem: Ole Miss had already received a letter of intent with Law’s name on it.

Someone else, possibly a family member, had sent the letter to Ole Miss, despite Law’s desire to play at Utah. Law said Wednesday he intended to play for Utah.

Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the issue.

“Can’t explain everything though, there’s a lot of drama in that, and you guys probably know about 1/20th of the drama that actually goes on in recruiting behind the scenes, but that’s just the nature of the beast” he said. “But, as far as I’m concerned, our compliance has said we’ve got the letter, we’re good to go, and we’re excited about D.J.”