Ray Lewis has a son who plays college football.
You probably didn’t know that, but it’s not your fault.
As a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback and wide receiver for Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Rayshad Lewis was ranked 2,856th among recruits in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com.
Highly-touted he was not.
But now as a true freshman at Utah State, Rayshad is starting to make some serious noise. He currently leads the Aggies in both receiving yards (370) and receptions (28). He’s also snagged one receiving touchdown and tallied 30 rushing yards. Here are a couple clips of Rayshad doing his thing:
Considering Rayshad’s quick success at the D-I level, it’s somewhat baffling why he wasn’t more vigorously recruited out of high school. As a senior, he was a 5A All-State selection at cornerback. He also has a daunting work ethic:
“Nobody can judge [Rayshad’s] heart. Nobody [could] judge my heart,” Ray Lewis told the Orlando Sentinel. “This kid has that one thing I call ‘It.’ When you have an ‘It,’ you can transition no matter where you go.”
“Coming out of high school, [my dad] wasn’t heavily recruited, like me. They also gave him the undersized thing and all that kind of stuff, so we are very relatable in that kind of way,” Rayshad said. “So me and him were in the same kind of boat and me and him definitely have the same determination for the sport.”
Rayshad has talent, drive and seriously good football genetics. Which is exactly why we wouldn’t bet against him ending up in the NFL one day.
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