CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- For Ray Lewis
III, going to Miami has been a safe assumption since the day he was born.
His father - the newly retired Baltimore Ravens
star linebacker Ray Lewis
- played for the Hurricanes. His mother is a Miami graduate as well. So when it came time for their son to pick a school, the decision was easy.
Lewis III was one of 10 players to send letters of intent back to Miami on Wednesday, joining a group of five more early enrollees in a class that the Hurricanes think can make an immediate impact. Other big additions for Miami included wide receiver Stacy Coley, linebacker Jermaine Grace, safety Jamal Carter, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and quarterback Kevin Olsen, the brother of another former Hurricane, NFL tight end Greg Olsen.
Lewis III sent his letter of intent in very early Wednesday, then with his father at his side, went through a ceremonial signing later in the day at his school, Lake Mary Prep near Orlando, Fla.
''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,'' said Ray Lewis, whose last game was the Super Bowl he helped the Ravens win this past Sunday. ''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.''
In four years hes gonna be a BALTIMORE RAVEN! Jist like Cal Ripkens son is an ORIOLE!