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YAHTZEE! Ray Lewis’ sons – Rayshad and Rahsaan – commit to KENTUCKY

PHOTO: Mark Brown/Getty Images

PHOTO: Mark Brown/Getty Images

Kentucky earned a pair of commitments on Wednesday evening, and they’ll be bringing name value with them to Lexington.

Rayshad and Rahsaan Lewis, sons of NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, will transfer to Kentucky.

Today, the Lewis brothers announced they would be heading to UK, with Rayshad transferring from Maryland and Rahsaan transferring from Florida Atlantic.

Rayshad posted a brief commitment video to his own Twitter page, while Rahsaan retweeted several posts breaking the news of his transfer to Kentucky, as well.

Rayshad, who began his career at Utah State, transferred to Maryland in 2017, where he played in 22 total games. While he lined up exclusively at wide receiver at Utah State – he managed 40 receptions for 476 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman – he most recently played defensive back, receiver, and special teams for the Terrapins.

Currently listed as a wide receiver on Maryland’s official roster, the 5-foot-11, 177-pound prospect will be a graduate transfer this season in Lexington.

As for his brother, Rahsaan was a redshirt sophomore at FAU this past year, but started his career at Central Florida in 2018.

Lewis had four tackles in seven games as a true freshman at UCF before heading to FAU, where he impressed at both outside and slot receiver during fall camp last year. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound talent saw action in four games, mostly as a kick returner, allowing FAU to redshirt him.

Here are a few clips of Rayshad playing both sides of the ball and on special teams:

And some footage of Rahsaan, who also played basketball in high school:

Welcome home, Lewis brothers.

On that note, can we find a way to get Ray on staff in Lexington?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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27 Comments for YAHTZEE! Ray Lewis’ sons – Rayshad and Rahsaan – commit to KENTUCKY



  1. satcheluk
    11:14 pm August 5, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t be disappointed in that. Gotta love the thought of Ray being around too!



  2. ukkatzfan
    11:14 pm August 5, 2020 Permalink

    Yahtzee !!!

    And I am fine with Ray playing the role of parent unless he is interested in a job.



  3. KyZoneBlitz
    12:00 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    The younger brother looks to be the better player, but not better than anyone we currently have on the roster at either WR or DB. The name recognition is nice, but we already have a LBs coach, and a damn good one at that in Jon Sunrail who is also a great recruiter. Maybe Ray could fill an adcisory role of some sort, but other than that, I think this is based off of name rec more than anything. Just dont see either kid beating out who we already have on our roster, but who knows, atranger things have happened so, if Stoops gave the ok for them to come in, then all I have to say is welcome to the BBN. Hopefully the roster spots will be well used.



  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:43 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe they’re trying to reel in Lewis to coach the second lb spot if White takes off or safeties if Buffano doesn’t work out. No disrespect meant towards Buffano but he is kind of an unknown. If White does what he did last year the NFL may be calling for him as a DC or another college as a HC.



  5. BigBluSoTru
    3:37 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Geez alot of transferring they have been doing,I’m always eststic about anything UK fb related but these two nothing but a name pickup at best cast offs. It’s obvious they are just avg fb players given chances because of who theoir daddy is.



    • UKgrad80
      7:57 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

      If they are as quick on the field as they are transferring schools this could special!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:44 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Finally BigBluSoLies DID say something true!



  6. ArmyCatFan
    6:54 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    No doubt Stoops’ relationship with Ed Reed and ability to develop players on the defensive side at various positions played a role in these two. Good stuff



  7. 2andToodleLoo
    7:53 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    A LOT of transferring going on among the two. Happy for the name recognition though if Dad hangs around. Also their height/weight is not very dad-like at all.



  8. bbn606
    7:58 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Neither appears to be high quality..



    • CJKAssassin123
      12:15 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Yes they are they were both rated as 4stars out of high school although some recruiting agencies had them as high 3 stars talents but got buried on the depth chart on thier respective teams and neither program showed much interest effort to properly utilize thier talents, so both decided to transfer. Trust me both are a much bigger pick up’s than you realize. Both will have a chance to sit a year, then compete for nice spot on the depth chart durring the 2021-22 season.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:14 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      CJK, you might have missed the part about Rayshad being a grad transfer…



  9. brob324
    8:20 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Hopefully they really kill it like their dad did.. I could see them slicing through the line, cutting back and forth, really knifing their way through coverage. Ray Lewis killed a guy is what I’m saying



  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:34 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Prove it. LOL. As long as their all white uniforms don’t go missing it should be ok.



  11. UKInsider
    9:01 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    These transfers bring surname recognition but will not be good enough to earn playing time. I hope we did not waste scholarships on former MD and FAU players.



    • Miller45
      9:41 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

      They’re not on scholarship. I think they can manage to pay tuition



    • CJKAssassin123
      12:45 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      You are correct according to people close to the situation, both of Ray’s boys are walking on at UK. Meaning neither are on scholarship. Which also means they may have the case of filing for a waiver to play immediately this year. The NCAA has been giving away waviers like candy. The fact they are walking on might make it a lot easier to obtain one.



    • UKInsider
      1:53 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Well, if they are not on scholarships, this is not newsworthy. I care only about players that will see the field and impact the score.



    • Miller45
      9:27 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Walk ons are allowed to play as much as a player on scholarship goofy. What sense does it make to take a scholarship when paying tuition is pocket change for you?



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      5:38 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      CJK according to the NCAA .org walk-on student-athletes on teams that provide athletics aid and nonrecruited walk-ons can transfer and play immediately without a waiver.



  12. Miller45
    9:36 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    At least let them get on campus before writing them off of the depth chart guys jeez



  13. UK alumni/fan/contributor
    10:09 am August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Mark Stoops & staff doing great things, again!



  14. michaelb
    4:41 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    I’m gonna have to fully trust in stoops , he’s showed me things at Kentucky I thought I’d never see . There’s our reason to be okay with this



  15. Looother
    7:09 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Meh…



  16. GACAT
    8:48 pm August 8, 2020 Permalink

    It seems they are taking up valuable roster spots. But maybe Ray can dominate a few million