2014 Player Analysis: Ray Lewis III

2014 Player Analysis: Ray Lewis III

Ray Lewis III is the son of one of the best players to ever wear a Hurricane uniform. After redshirting last season, the younger Lewis is hoping to break into the DB rotation this fall.

As a recruit: Ray Lewis III had a very productive prep career at Lake Mary Prep High near Orlando. He finished his senior season with 1,898 yards and 20 touchdowns at running back. On defense, he added 78 tackles and four interception. Lewis committed to the Hurricanes very early in the recruiting process and never wavered. He didn't have any other BCS offers. He played in the Semper Fi All-American Game after the season.

As a Hurricane: Lewis started his career as a running back but was quickly switched over to cornerback. He didn't play in any games and was redshirted. He finished spring football as the only healthy scholarship cornerback not listed on the depth chart.

What to expect: Lewis finished the spring as Miami's sixth cornerback and even though they lost Nate Dortch they add Ladarius Gunter and Kiy Hester into that mix. There's a good chance Hester will quickly pass Lewis on the depth chart. Being the No. 7 cornerback will make it tough for him to break into the rotation. At 5-foot-8, he lacks ideal size and is probably still a couple years away from being able to push for playing time on defense. He'll likely be given some opportunities to become a member of some of the special teams units.

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