The flesh and blood of Ravens legend Ray Lewis is coming to College Park.
Rayshad Lewis, a 5’10” wide receiver set to enter his sophomore year of college, made the announcement yesterday on Twitter, posting a photo of himself decked out in Maryland gear.
New chapter… You ain't gotta understand just sit back and watch pic.twitter.com/O7oxLbuvYT
— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) May 8, 2017
He’s leaving behind Utah State, where he completed 40 catches for 476 yards in 12 games for the Aggies as a freshman. He was a starter in seven games.
According to the Testudo Times, Lewis was actually recruited to College Park as a high school senior from Florida, but never received an offer.
Lewis’ father is a household name in Maryland, having spent all 17 seasons of his career as a linebacker with the Ravens, including both of the franchise’s Super Bowl wins 12 years apart. The senior Lewis attended the University of Miami, rather than Maryland, though he did earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland University College in 2004. Ray Lewis’ younger half-brother, Keon Lattimore, played running back for the Terps from 2004 to 2007.
According to some insightful reporting by the Orlando Sentinel from October 2015, Rayshad’s attitude differs greatly from his father’s ferocious temperament. He’s also known for his humility, according to his then-high school coach quoted in the story: “He is unusual because he is exactly the opposite of what you might think you would get. He is completely not entitled. He actually elevates everyone around him as far as his attitude and effort.”
NCAA rules require him to sit out his first season after transferring. Once 2017 concludes, he’ll have three years of eligibility left with the Terps. See you on the field in 2018, Rayshad.
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