Rayshad Lewis, a freshman wide receiver and the son of former All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis, announced Monday that he would transfer from Utah State to Maryland.
New chapter... You ain't gotta understand just sit back and watch pic.twitter.com/O7oxLbuvYT— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) May 8, 2017
He’ll join a position group that should be loaded with talent upon his arrival in College Park. The 5’10 receiver caught 40 passes for 476 yards as a true freshman in 2016. He started in seven games and played in 12 for the Aggies.
Lewis was a two-star recruit coming out of Bishop Moore Catholic High School (Fla.) as a member of the Class of 2016, per the 247Sports Composite. Maryland did not offer him initially, but was able to get him on campus Monday to check out the program.
Maryland may have had a bit of a hometown feel for Lewis, who committed shortly after his visit and whose re-recruitment only began on April 24. Ray Lewis played in Baltimore, and his brother, Keon Lattimore, played for Maryland in the mid 2000s, so the Lewis family is certainly familiar with the area.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Rayshad Lewis will have to sit out the 2017 season before being allowed to play again in 2018. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining.