Miami Prospect Profile: RB Ray Lewis III

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at running back Ray Lewis III.

Ray Lewis III -- Lake Mary Prep HS

Scout Ranking: 2-star and No. 124 RB

Measurables: 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds with 4.55 speed

2011 Stats: The talented running back prospect finished his junior season with 2,321 yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 15 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he posted 92 tackles and two caused fumbles.

What they're saying: "He's been ultra productive at the prep level, and not just running the football. He is excellent on defense and does a great job catching the football out of the backfield. He won't get recruited too hard now because everyone knows he's definitely going to Miami." -- Mike Bakas/

Recruiting Status: strongly committed

What he's saying about Miami: "When I was little, that played more of a role on why I liked Miami but as I got older, it didn't play as big a role," he said. "I can't base my decision on a school for me on where my mom and dad went. I didn't really look at where they went. They were always going to be an option. Whichever schools I like, I was going to look at their recruiting class, what they want to play me as, things like that. They always had an impact but they didn't really have an impact on my decision because they went there. I made this decision on my own."

Miami angle: Ray Lewis is one of the best players to ever put on a Miami uniform. So, naturally, when his son became old enough to be recruited, the Canes were interested. He's a good change of pace type of running back with good bloodlines and excellent production numbers at the prep level. He will not waver on his commitment, either.

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