Ray Lewis III commits to Miami

If Ray Lewis had a son who was a halfway decent football prospect, you had better believe that kid was going to choose the University of Miami for college or face being disowned. That’s why it was no surprise to hear that Ray Lewis III, the son of the Ravens All-Pro linebacker, had committed to Miami.

Lewis is a running back and safety from Lake Mary Prep in Florida. He rushed for 2,312 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior last season. We highlighted the 384-yard, five touchdown game he had last September, so hearing that he’s Canes material is not surprising.

“Coming in as a legacy is very exciting,” Lewis told CaneSport.com, according to the Palm Beach Post. “My dad is an icon at Miami. People look up to him. It’s going to be an honor to be there. I will be there to finish off what he started.”

If what Lewis tweeted Tuesday was any indication, he’s pretty stoked about the announcement.

Lewis is the third running back to commit to Miami so he’ll have plenty of competition when he arrives on campus. We doubt it’s anything he won’t be able to handle.

Ray Lewis III Rushes for 384 Yards, 5 TDs

Ray Lewis III is the son of All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis, and if his recent success on the gridiron is any indication, he may be following in the footsteps of his father.

The younger Lewis is a high school junior at Lake Mary Prep in Florida. The running back rushed for 384 yards and five touchdowns in his game last week against Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Fl. He has eight touchdowns in three games and his team is 3-0.

The school Lewis was playing may not have been very good (they’re 1-1 and beat their first opponent 40-0), but 384 yards and five touchdowns is enough to grab anyone’s attention. Lewis rushed for over 1,000 yards his freshman season, and he had a 504-yard game last year that drew national headlines.

Lewis plays both ways for his high school team, but he will likely be a running back in college. Whatever school that lands him will likely have a prize.

Pic via Max Preps, Story tip via Bryan D Fischer