Javares McRoy to Join Brother at Texas Tech

4-star WR Javares McRoy is leaving Florida and appears to be heading to Texas Tech to join his brother, giving the Red Raiders another weapon at receiver.

It appears Javares McRoy is headed to Texas Tech.

The 4-star wide receiver originally committed to the Red Raiders out of high school, but switched his commitment to Florida and former head coach Urban Meyer last summer. He will join his brother, Ben McRoy, at Texas Tech. Ben is in his second year as a running back for the Red Raiders.

Sources confirmed on Friday that Javares was granted a release from the University of Florida, and would likely head to Texas Tech next.

According to, The Gators were able to keep his commitment and sign the speed merchant from powerhouse Lakeland High School despite the coaching change.

McRoy was a star in the last two Friday Night Lights camps at the University of Florida. The camp is held in July and showcases some of the top talent in America. He was considered the top receiver at each of the camps.

Sources also say McRoy would have to sit out next season but file a request to the NCAA for a waiver.

This comes just one day after head coach Tommy Tuberville landed 5-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons out of McKeesport, Penn. Simmons originally signed a national letter of intent with North Carolina but was let out of his commitment and signed his financial papers on Thursday with the Red Raiders.

The addition of Simmons bumped Texas Tech's 2011 Recruiting Rankings to No. 14 nationally and second in the Big 12 Conference.

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