It didn’t take long for Rayshad Lewis to realize that College Park was the place for him.
Lewis, who is the son of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, committed to Maryland during a visit to campus on Monday. He spent his freshman season at Utah State and will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2017 season.
According to InsideMDSports, Lewis called coach D.J. Durkin to inform him of his decision.
Lewis caught 40 passes for 476 yards and two touchdowns for Utah State in 2016. He played in all 12 games (seven starts) and was the second-leading receiver for the Aggies.
His best game came against Colorado State on Oct. 8 when he hauled in seven passes for 99 yards. Lewis also recorded a 40-yard receptions during the contest.
Lewis didn’t have any offers from Division I-A programs during his time at Bishop Moore Catholic in Florida. The likes of Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, and North Dakota State (Carson Wentz’s alma mater) were among the offers he received.
Lewis’ father is the only connection that the former Utah State wideout has to the Maryland area. His half-brother is former Terrapin running back Keon Lattimore, who played for Maryland from 2004 to 2008.
The former Aggie is extremely quick, but is undersized at 5’9/165 lbs. However, his father wasn’t the biggest linebacker during his playing days at 6’1/240 lbs.
Lewis addresses a position of need for the Terps. Maryland lost Levern Jacobs and Teldrick Morgan to graduation after the 2016 season.
Given the pedigree of this football family, the Terps may have gotten a steal in Lewis.