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Ray Lewis III transferring from UM to Coastal Carolina

Ray Lewis III, right, and father Ray Lewis make the “U” sign after Lewis III signed with the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Ray Lewis III, right, and father Ray Lewis make the “U” sign after Lewis III signed with the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. AP

Ray Lewis III, the son of former Miami Hurricanes star linebacker Ray Lewis, is leaving UM for Coastal Carolina, according to his Instagram account.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” Lewis III wrote as the caption to a cartoon of Coastal Carolina’s mascot holding a football. “If opportunity doesn’t knock... build a door! #Round2.”

Lewis III, a redshirt freshman cornerback, never played a down for the Hurricanes in his two seasons in Coral Gables and dealt with some off-the-field issues. He was suspended for the bowl game his freshman year.

Lewis was a three-star recruit and Semper Fidelis All-American as a two-way star at Lake Mary Prep, a small private school near Orlando.

The elder Lewis was a two-time All-American at UM (1994, 1995) and first-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 1996. He retired from the NFL after the 2012 season and is expected to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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