Florida Brothers Favoring Red Raiders

RaiderPower.com caught up with Ben and Javares McRoy, out of Lakeland, Florida. The talented brothers, who are hoping to go to school together, have Texas Tech high on their list. What's the latest in regards to their commitment status and when will they visit the South Plains? RaiderPower.com has the scoop.

Brothers Ben (2010 ATH) and Javares (2011 WR) McRoy have a close connection both on and off the football field, and they are hoping to be able to play together at the collegiate level. The talented Florida duo has offers from Texas Tech, and the Red Raiders are heavy favorites to land both commits. RaiderPower.com caught up with Ben and Javares to get the latest details concerning their recruitment.

"When the Texas Tech coaches came to visit us, we liked them a lot and they showed us a lot of respect," Javares explained when asked what he likes about Texas Tech. "It seems like they will tell us the truth and take care of us for the long run if we decide to go there."

Ben echoed Javares' sentiments, explaining, "We like Texas Tech a lot. The only schools we talk to are Texas Tech, USF, and Florida."

So where do the Red Raiders actually stand on their list of favorites?

Ben said, "Texas Tech is my favorite school right now."

Javares concurred with Ben's assessment, stating, "Texas Tech is my number one school, and my brother is considering committing there sometime soon."

Besides Texas Tech, Javares says he has some interest in other schools, although at this point the Red Raiders seem to be the heavy favorite.

"I also like Florida, Florida State, USF, Georgia. I have a lot of offers, but those are the ones that stand out."

The main draw for the brothers is the Red Raiders' high flying offense. Javares, who is one of the top wide receivers in the state in the class of 2011, says that he feels like the coaching staff would utilize their talents in the spread offense.

"The offense they run is one of the big reasons I like them. We both like that they throw the ball a lot. It seems like I can fit in well and do well under the coaches at Texas Tech with the offense that they run."

A commitment from Ben seems to be all but given at this point, although he will most likely wait until after he and Javares visit in January to make it official. The brothers are also looking forward to watching Texas Tech when they take on Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl on January 2nd.

"We're excited to watch the bowl game. We want to see them win the game and get another W," Javares said.

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