Rays hails from Lowell, Massachusetts and currently attends Dakota State University in Madison, SD. Before going to Dakota State University, Rays attended Northern Essex Community College in 2011 where he stole 31 bases in only 28 games and batted .400. NECC went on to win the state tournament in 2011.
At Dakota State University he stole 21 bases in 54 games hitting .273. He is currently studying accounting.