***Updated: Javares McRoy, who just announced his intentions to leave the Gators to become a Red Raider today, divulged his reason for transferring.

"I enjoyed my time at Florida, but I really want the chance to play with my brother Ben, who is at Texas Tech," McRoy told Rachel George of the Orlando Sentinel.

Also, George is reporting that wide receiver Chris Dunkley, who was recently suspended for academic reasons, is also transferring.

"It's been a great learning experience being at the University of Florida," Dunkley told George. "But I feel like it's in my best interest to get a fresh start somewhere else."

Dunkley has yet to announce where he plans to transfer.

"We wish both of these guys the best of luck in their future endeavors, both on and off the field," head coach Will Muschamp told Scott Carter of GatorZone.com.


Four-star wide receiver Javares McRoy is no longer a Gator.

According to Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com (a division of Rivals.com), McRoy has been granted his release from Florida and will transfer to Texas Tech.

McRoy, one of seven early enrollees from Will Muschamp's inaugural recruiting class, sat out the second half of spring practice due to lung problems.

One thing to consider is that McRoy's brother, Ben, is a rising sophomore athlete for the Red Raiders football team, who served as a running back and a kick returner in 2010.

Maybe they just really missed each other and wanted to be teammates again -- sounds like a good reason.

The younger McRoy was originally committed to Texas Tech before switching to the Gators in June of last year.