Miami Hurricanes Football: Introducing Ray Lewis III

Matthew OsborneContributor IIIJanuary 18, 2012

Ray Lewis III
Ray Lewis III

We all know Baltimore Ravens linebacker and Hurricanes alum Ray Lewis, but now it is time to meet his son, Ray Lewis III.

Lewis III remains humble at heart, fully aware that his father is one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game.  He understands the pressure that he faces on the field and the comparisons to his father, but with all of the hard work that he has dedicated to the game of football, he knows that he "...will be successful," according to
Lewis III (5-9, 175 lbs) attends Lake Mary Prep, where he plays mostly running back and linebacker.  Last year, he was responsible for 2,321 yards and 29 touchdowns.  He also led his team on defense with 92 tackles and one sack.

He has gained attention from most of the big schools around the country, but he is currently without any offers.  Having grown up around the Miami Hurricanes football program (his mother also attended the University of Miami), Lewis III insists that he would like to keep his college options open and explore what the various institutions each have to offer, both academically and athletically.

Lewis III said that Miami has always "been my [his] dream school and where I [he] wanted to go."  He goes on to say that if he were to choose a top five today, they would be "Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Tennessee."

He has been in touch with current Hurricanes running backs coach Terry Richardson and was invited to participate at Miami's junior day, headed by coach Al Golden.  Lewis III has grown up watching Miami, and his favorite player is the late, great Sean Taylor.

So 'Canes nation, it seems that Miami may have another go round with a Ray Lewis.  If junior is anything like his father, I'm sure he will not disappoint.