The Maryland Terrapins will be getting a new wide receiver next season. Rayshad Lewis, son of Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, will be transferring to the Terps.
The Maryland Terrapins will be getting a new wide receiver next season. Rayshad Lewis, son of former Baltimore Raven and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, has announced that he will be transferring from Utah State to the University of Maryland.
Lewis doesn’t have his father’s size, he’s just 5-foot-10 and 165-pounds, but he’s a talented athlete nonetheless.
He was a fairly high-profile recruit coming out of the Orlando, Florida area. He received offers to play at Utah State, Appalachian State, Ball State, Florida Atlantic, Idaho, Old Dominion, and Toledo.
Ray Lewis believed his son was being under-recruited going into college and related it to his own career, saying, “I lived that … you’re too small, you can’t do this…I started sharing that with [Rayshad] and I was like, ‘You have no clue that your career is going exactly in the pattern of your father’s.’ I’m like, ‘Man, everything that’s starting to happen. People overlooking you, you’re too small, all this … but you out-play the best people on the field every game.’ Nobody can judge his heart. Nobody can judge my heart. … that’s what this kid has. That one thing that I call, ‘It.’ When you have an ‘It,’ you can transition no matter where you go.”
Rayshad Lewis announced his decision on Twitter:
New chapter… You ain’t gotta understand just sit back and watch pic.twitter.com/O7oxLbuvYT
— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) May 8, 2017
In his true freshman year for Utah State, Lewis was second on the team in receptions with 40, and in receiving yards with 476. He was also tied for second on the team in touchdowns with two. He also had 110 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
Lewis appeared to be poised to have a fairly big season at Utah State next year, likely playing both at the wide receiver position and as a punt returner, but it seems he’ll be doing that now for the Maryland Terrapins.