The month of May could have gone a lot better for Lake Highland Prep’s Ty Law.
But the way he sees things, it could have been much worse too.
Law (5-9, 165) found out in mid-May that his first two, and most noteworthy, scholarship offers from NC State and West Virginia had been retracted because both programs filled up on cornerback commitments already.
It was a sobering moment for the rising senior.
“It was like the same day. It was a bad day for me,” Law said. “But my coach made the phone call and it helped me because I didn’t want to walk around thinking I had something that I didn’t have.”
“If anything it made me stronger,” he added. “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
Things went from bad to worse less than a week later during Like Highland Prep’s spring game versus East Ridge. The Highlanders won 48-21 but Law reinjured his broken right hand in the first half.
And then as they say, bad things happen in threes.
“I was worried about that hand the whole game until halftime and noticed my left hand was bleeding,” Law said. “I pulled off my glove and my fingernail was just hanging off my hand and my whole hand was bleeding. So I played the rest of the game, got it wrapped up, went to the E.R. the next day. They said I broke my pinkie.”
Things just roll off his back. Law is a good-natured friendly sort. He was at the USF Sling&Shoot 7-on-7 tourney Saturday to watch his good friend Marcus Garvey from Orlando University High participate.
Law talked about the injury with a smile on his face. Instead of dwelling on the freak occurrences, he simply laughed off his misfortunes.
“It’s just another setback, nothing too serious,” he said.
See, the cornerback does not have time to stew over the bad month.
It’s a new month and there is plenty of reason for optimism. For one, he isn’t wearing any casts or splints. And he still has seven offers to mull over, including four from D1 programs.
“I’ve been talking to Coach (Chris) Ball a lot at Washington State,” Law said. “I like them a lot, they like me a lot. I’m not really worried about the distance and all that. They said I might be able to play right away and that’s one thing I really want to do.”
“Memphis, I really like them a lot too, they keep me posted all the time.”
“FAU came through too, I really like them too.”
Ball State has also offered Law.
And some good news might be around the corner. He plans to attend camps at Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest in June and July.
If he performs well at the camps and pulls in an offer from one of the those schools, Law could commit to one of them as early as this summer.
“I’m definitely going to try and commit in the summer,” Law said. “If things don’t go my way, I might wait till mid-season and try to get some film out early senior year just to get the offers that I’m really looking for. If not, it is what it is, I’ll try to wait it out.”