Rayshad Lewis visited Maryland football on Monday and didn’t wait long to decide he wanted to stay there permanently.
“I actually didn’t know going into the visit that I was going to commit,” Lewis told InsideMDSports’ Jeff Ermann. “I just felt that during the visit, it was a really good fit for me. Obviously, they have great facilities, great coaches and great education and I had a level of comfort with them.”
He announced his commitment to transfer from Utah State to the Terps the same day.
New chapter… You ain't gotta understand just sit back and watch pic.twitter.com/O7oxLbuvYT
— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) May 8, 2017
Lewis, the son of Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis, measures in at 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. He played in 12 games as a freshman, making seven starts. Lewis finished second on the team with 40 receptions and 476 yards during his one season with the Aggies. Lewis came to Utah State from Orlando, Fla., as a 2-star recruit in the Class of 2016.
He’ll have to sit out the 2017 season, per NCAA transfer rules, then will be available to play in 2018. He’ll join a position group full of young guns — Maryland signed six freshmen in the Class of 2017 and lost three of its top four receivers to graduation.
For Lewis, this will be a step up in competition from the Mountain West Conference.
“When I talked with my dad, he was basically saying this is the best it’s going to get — this was the best opportunity for me,” he told Ermann. “It was a great opportunity and sometimes in life, you’ve got to take advantage. I feel that I made the best choice for me.”