Former Utah State slot receiver Rayshad Lewis, son of future NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, will reportedly transfer to Maryland, according to InsideMDSports.
New chapter… You ain't gotta understand just sit back and watch pic.twitter.com/O7oxLbuvYT
— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) May 8, 2017
Lewis, a former two-star recruit, played his freshman season at Utah State in 2016 after committing there from Bishop MooreCatholic High School in Orlando, Florida. As a slot receiver for the Aggies, he caught 40 passes and racked up 476 yards and two touchdowns.
The 5-foot-10 Florida native was a versatile athlete his freshman season. He carried the ball 10 times for 110 yards and a touchdown, returned punts and made three tackles, taking after his father.
Lewis, who was originally recruited as a cornerback, was set to play on both sides of the ball this season before announcing that he would transfer on April 24. In a February 2016 interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Lewis and his dad said he was under-recruited out of high school, and the two-way athlete was the No. 274 ranked cornerback coming out of high school.
NCAA transfer rules will force him to sit out the 2017 season, but Lewis will have three years of eligibility for head coach D.J. Durkin and the Terps starting in 2018.
When he becomes eligible, Lewis could play his way into a Will Likely-type role for Maryland. His versatility on both sides of the ball should give him a better chance to earn playing time with the Terps.
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