Ray Lewis' son, Rayshad Lewis, pulled down one of the best INTs you'll see

Ray Lewis' son, Rayshad Lewis, pulled down one of the best INTs you'll see

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Ray Lewis' son, Rayshad Lewis, pulled down one of the best INTs you'll see

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Rayshad Lewis has spent his entire life living in the shadow of not one, but two Ray Lewises. First there’s his father, the former NFL star and surefire Hall of Famer who defined the linebacker position for nearly a decade in the NFL. Then there’s Ray Lewis III, a running back recruit for the duration of his high school career at Lake Mary Prep in Florida who has now pitched up at the University of Miami to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Throughout it all, Rayshad Lewis has continued to work on his own game. Now that he’s a junior at Orlando’s Bishop Moore High, it appears his hard work is starting to pay off.

The highlight reel right here comes from Bishop Moore’s season opening victory against Jones High. While the entire reel is solid, there’s a play at the 0:16 mark — or at the 3:58 mark of the weekly Central Florida highlights above — that will almost blow your mind. With Lewis lined up as a shutdown corner, he jumps the route of another receiver on a crossing pattern over the middle of the field. With one deft move, he elevates in front of his opponent and a teammate, corrals the ball with both hands and then, as he begins to fall back to earth, pins it to his helmet with one big hand.

That’s about as skilled an interception as you’ll ever see at any level, let alone among prep players. It’s what makes Lewis so special, as did the other two interceptions he pulled in during the game. The youngest Lewis still has the rest of the 2014 and the 2015 seasons ahead of him, so there may be plenty more good things to come. Let’s hope they involve more tight man coverage.

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