Ray Lewis III, the son of UM alumni and recent Super Bowl winner, Ray Lewis, has signed his letter of intent and commitment to playing for the University Of Miami at today’s National Signing Day festivities. Lewis III high school stats include 10,000 rushing yards and over 100 touchdowns.
For Ray Lewis III, going to Miami has been a safe assumption since the day he was born.
His father – the newly retired Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis – played for the Hurricanes. His mother is a Miami graduate as well. So when it came time for their son to pick a school, the decision was easy.
Lewis III was one of over 16 players to send letters of intent back to Miami on Wednesday, joining a group of five more early enrollees in a class that the Hurricanes think can make an immediate impact. Other big additions for Miami included wide receiver Stacy Coley, linebacker Jermaine Grace, safety Jamal Carter, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and quarterback Kevin Olsen, the brother of another former Hurricane, NFL tight end Greg Olsen.
Ray Lewis, the now-former NFL star, has never hidden his affinity for Miami, and said he was doubly proud – both as a father and a former star ‘Cane – to watch his son finally put his name on that coveted letter of intent on Wednesday.
”It’s almost overwhelming to try to understand what I’m feeling as a father,” Lewis said. ”You have to keep your emotions in because it’s the unreal part about it, that I walked two days from retiring and winning a Super Bowl to walking in and seeing my son following me to my alma mater. Who writes a storybook ending like that?”
Committed players list includes:
Stacy Coley, WR, Oakland Park Northeast High, 6-1, 173
Jermaine Grace, LB, Miramar High, 6-1, 210
Augustus Edwards, FB, Staten Island (N.Y.), 6-2, 230
Sunny Odogwu, OT, Hargrave Military (Va.), 6-8, 311
Beau Sandland, TE, Los Angeles Pierce College, 6-6, 255
Artie Burns, S, Miami Northwestern, 6-0, 183
Alquadin Muhammad, DE, Bosco Prep (N.J.), 6-3, 230
Kevin Olsen, QB, Wayne Hills, N.J., 6-3, 200
Jamal Carter, S, Miami Southridge, 6-1, 190
Standish Dobard, TE, New Orleans Edna Karr, 6-4, 255
Ufomba Kamalu, DT, Butler CC (Kan.), 6-5, 280
Alex Gall, OT, Cincinnati Moeller, 6-6, 280
Hunter Knighton, DT, Princeton Hun School, 6-5, 265
Alex Figueroa, DE, Fork Union (Va.), 6-3, 225
Ray Lewis III, RB, Lake Mary Prep, Fla., 5-9, 190
Devante Bond, Sierra College (Calif.), 6-3, 230