Ole Miss releases Law from NLI

Ole Miss will release signee DJ Law from his national letter of intent, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze says.

Law, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete from Haines City, Fla., made national news Wednesday by signing with both Ole Miss and Utah.

He also signed with East Mississippi Community College.

“Our compliance department is cooperating fully with the NLI office on this matter. We are completely certain no wrongdoing occurred by our coaching or compliance staff,” Freeze said in a prepared statement.

Ole Miss posted Law’s signing at 8:23 a.m., CT on Wednesday. Utah announced that Law was a member of its class at 3:36 p.m.

Law is rated a three-star recruit by websites 247Sports, Scout and Rivals. It is not a given that he will meet initial academic eligibility requirements.

After Law’s paper work had been received by Ole Miss on Wednesday, he appeared in video from a local television station at a signing day event announcing for Utah.

Ole Miss has decided not to press the issue.

“Regardless of the outcome of the findings, we want the young man to attend the school he wants,” Freeze said. “After talking with D.J. and his family, we are releasing him from his NLI and wish him the best. We have put this matter behind us and plan to make best use of that scholarship.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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