Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highland three-star cornerback Ty Law made his choice public today.
"It is SMU," Law said. "It came down to SMU, Ball State, and Middle Tennessee."
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back has known for a while that was his future home.
"I actually committed about two weeks ago," Law said. "When SMU offered me, I was really excited about it. I was glad a BCS program finally came through. So I was talking to my mom about it and we were both excited, especially with having so much family there, so we kind of made the decision then and there."
He explained his reasoning for waiting until today to make it officially known.
"I had told the coaches at other schools that I was going to wait until signing day to make my decision, so that is why I didn't go public," Law added. "But I called Coach (June) Jones back when I set up my visit and I committed to him then."
Law talked about why he opted for SMU and how his decision was reinforced by his official visit.
"I liked the atmosphere there a lot," Law said. "I also bonded with the coaches. Them going to the Big East is going to help a lot. I really wanted to play at that level. With everything that happened in this process, I didn't know if I was going to have that opportunity but it came about. I also have a lot of family in the Dallas area."
The Sunshine State prospect sees the ability to contribute early in his career there.
"I know I want to play early," Law said. "Coach said I have a pretty good chance of getting on the field as a freshman. That would be an awesome thing. I just know I have to work hard when I get up there in the summer."