No. 11 Overall Player in Tennessee - 247Sports.com No. 56 Wide Receiver in Nation - Rivals.com
Selected Vanderbilt overAuburn, Texas, Arizona State, Purdue, Mississippi State and Memphis among others
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter at WR for Warriors... As senior, averaged 26.2 yards on 19 receptions for run-oriented offense... Also produced 11 TDs as a WR/returner and had two INTs as senior safety... Named to Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" as senior and impressed in postseason appearance at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in California... Also nominated to play in AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... As a junior, posted 48 catches, including seven TDs... Standout in track & field, earning second place finish in 100-meter hurdles at 2012 state meet... Honors student.
PERSONAL Latevius D'Vonte Rayford... Son of Marcus and LaKeydra Brown... Born May 3, 1995... Has two brothers, Marcus and Shuntrell... Mom works for the Memphis Board of Education; dad works in retail... Enjoys working out with his father and hanging out with friends... Mentors local youngsters through variety of community service efforts.
CENTRAL ASSISTANT HEAD COACH BRYAN WILLIAMS "The (Vanderbilt) coaches have themselves a gem in Latevius Rayford. This kid has been more overlooked and underappreciated than any player I've ever been around as a coach.
"We simply struggled to throw the ball and that's not on Latevius. Let me tell you, he is the total package for a receiver. He has the size, great hands and ball skills. And he can go get the football and take it to the house.
"I traveled to California for the Marine Corps (Semper Fidelis) game, and I watched him dominate the practices against some of the nation's top players."