The chances of inside receiver Javares McRoy suiting up again for Texas Tech appear dim. McRoy is suspended from the team, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Monday.
McRoy, a 5-foot-8, 167-pound redshirt freshman, played in only one game this season, catching a pass for 3 yards. He has not practiced with the team for weeks.
Beal said the suspension actually came some time ago, but he removed McRoy from the roster just in the last couple of days.
"He is suspended from the football team," Beal said. "He is still on campus."
If McRoy never plays for Tech again, it will be a significant case of high expectations going unfulfilled. Former Tech assistant coach Lincoln Riley once said Javares McRoy reminded him of Dexter McCluster, the pint-sized all-purpose player from Ole Miss who became an NFL second-round draft choice.
This spring, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said McRoy "can fly."
Tech initially got a commitment from McRoy during his junior year at Lakeland, Fla., High School only to lose him to Florida well before signing day.
But after enrolling at Florida, McRoy had a change of heart and transferred to Tech. He said this spring he didn't feel comfortable with the new staff after the Gators' coaching change and didn't think he fit their offense as well as he would have before.
As a bonus, by coming to Tech, he would get to play with his brother, Ben McRoy.
Ironically, neither are with the team anymore. Ben was a productive kickoff-return specialist for two years, but then left the team before the 2012 season started.