Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Previous School: South Grand Prairie (DePaul)
PRIOR TO VCU
- Transferred from DePaul, where he started in central midfield and served as the team captain for the Blue Devils
- Served as DePaul Athletics' student athlete representative to the Big East Conference
- Prior to enrolling at DePaul, played for the Dallas Texans 1992 where he helped lead the team to a national title in 2008, a runner-up finish in the academy national finals in 2009 and was named to the best 11 of the U-19 national championships in 2010
Coach Giffard on De Leon:
"Ray is another guy in this group who is wired the right way. He does the little things right all the time and could function in almost any roll for us in midfield. His engine and his competitiveness are probably his strongest qualities. I would expect him to challenge to play right away."