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Ray Lewis III follows in his parents’ footsteps and signs with Miami

Graham Watson
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There wasn’t a whole lot of suspense as to where Ray Lewis III was going to play college football.

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The three-star running back from Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep had his college decision made up long before he became a recruitable star. His dad, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, is a proud graduate of Miami and his mother went there as well. So when Lewis III put his pen to a national letter of intent on Wednesday, it was to become a Hurricane.

Lewis III will likely play defensive back in college.

Lewis III acknowledged that the NCAA strife Miami is currently facing did weigh on his decision. The Hurricanes are awaiting looming sanctions following an NCAA investigation. However, the merit of the investigation was called into question after it was learned that the lawyer for convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro, who got the invesitigation against Miami rolling in the first place, was part of the NCAA's investigative team.

''The sanctions and some of those things, it didn't change my decision whether I wanted to go there or not but it was something I thought about,'' said Lewis III, who likely will be a defensive back in college. ''It is unfortunate, but sometimes it's got to get worse before it gets better.''

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Lewis III begins his football career just as his father is ending his. The Ravens’ Super Bowl win against San Francisco was Lewis' final game and a fitting way to cap a career. Now, he’ll have nothing but time to watch his son carry on the Lewis family tradition in Miami.

"I made a stand my junior year in college, the year he was born, that it was time for me to go to the league," Ray Lewis said. "Now the year that he's walking into college I've made another stand that it's time for me to leave the league. Him being born has been a factor in entering the league and leaving the league."

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