Ferentz on Law
The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder had 14 scholarship offers, including Michigan State, Illinois, Maryland, West Virginia, Louisville and Cincinnati.
As a junior Law, a second-team all-conference pick, had 61 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one defensive TD.
As a senior, Law had 31 tackles for loss and four interceptions while playing cornerback and safety.
Here is a snippet from Scouts Inc. player evaluation from ESPN.com:
“Law is a hard-hitting, rangy defensive back prospect who may grow into an outside linebacker in college. He is tall and lean with great body length. Well-defined and his large frame should be able to pack on great bulk once he enters a full-time college weight training program. Explosive back-seven defender on film who plays the game fast, physical and with great toughness. Has little remorse for his body and is collision type of tackler who can force a turnover or set the tempo of the defense with his hits. Flashes very good plant and drive skill closing on the underneath pass and run. Sharp out of his breaks without . Will likely enter college with better run support skills than pass. Very comfortable playing down in the box. Gets over the trash quickly and pursues with sharp angles for the most part.”
Links -- Nico Law, who occasionally hosts an internet radio show (haven't checked it out, yet), didn't really want to get into Iowa at first, according to this Washington Post story. "I had a very negative perception of it before going out there," he said. "I thought it was going to be out in the cornfields. I was scared to go out there and what I was going to see. I thought I might cancel out the school before meeting the coaches. But it wasn't as bad as I thought it was. It was very cold [but] people were walking around in shorts and it was freezing. I guess they're accustomed to it."
Three most interesting bio items -- 1) Member of prep honor roll and graduating cum laude. 2) Given name is "Nicholas." 3) Also scored three TDs as a wide receiver.
Ferentz on -- Not a lot was said about Law the player, but Law the recruiter was noted.
Don't look for the Washington D.C. connection to go away. Iowa is strong there now, and players like Law (Bishop McNamara, Clinton, Md.) will keep it going.
"It just keeps building now," Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson said. "That was a strong tie to begin with and then to get Nico Law to jump on board. He really did an excellent job of helping us recruit those Maryland guys, keeping us in the loop and helping out with Cooper and helping out with Lomax. And getting Quinton Alston to jump on board. He helped that way, too. They really developed a relationship a couple weeks ago. A bunch of those kids came in together and really became close."
Projection is fun -- Iowa safety needs depth and Law is in position to add that, maybe even next season.
He's listed at 6-1, 180 but could probably be closer to the 190 range by next fall. His senior stats show that he has a feel for the position with 31 tackles for loss and four interceptions.
This is an "out there" sort of a comparison, but that sounds a lot like what Charles Woodson did for the Green Bay Packers this season (two sacks, interception, five forced fumbles).