Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Ringgold's Nico Law
Nico Law's emergence as an elite playmaker — just don't call him a running quarterback — has coincided with Ringgold's reemergence as a Class AAA power. So far he's thrown for 1,117 yards, run for 885 more and totaled 23 touchdowns.
Law and Rams coach Matt Humbert enjoy a back-and-forth relationship, one Law opens up about after an audible call against Elizabeth Forward.
Q: You've taken a giant step forward, why is that?
A: It all started in the offseason. I put in a lot of work with Coach Humbert, working hard in the weight room.
Q: You and Humbert are like brothers and snipe at each other quite a bit.
A: We go back and forth quite a bit this year. We're a lot closer.
Q: Does that happen even on the sidelines?
A: Every game. We have to keep a high spirit between us.
Q: What's been the funniest exchange?
A: Last week against Elizabeth Forward (52-36 win), I changed the play at the line. He was getting mad about it, then we scored a touchdown. He still asked why I changed the play, but he was happy we scored.
Q: What was it like going against Pitt recruit JaQuan Davidson?
A: I love competing against other quarterbacks in our conference, especially one who's going D-I. Since he's a Division I athlete, I wanted to play 10 times better and showcase what I got.
Q: What's it been like trying to erase last year's 4-6 record?
A: It's been very enjoyable. Actually starting to like it now that we're winning more. Last year was kind of a down year, but we've really turned it around a lot.
Q: Do you feel more comfortable running or throwing?
A: I feel more comfortable throwing. I hate being called a running quarterback. That's my No. 1 pet peeve.
Q: What would you prefer to be called?
A: I'll take dual threat, but I'm more of a passer in my opinion. When I hear someone call me a running quarterback, it gets on my nerves because I like to think that I'm a pass-first guy.
Q: What do you still need to do as a team?
A: We need to win out, so we can secure that 7-2 season and have a good year. Have some momentum going in the playoffs.