GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida running back Adam Lane is transferring seven months after earning most valuable player honors at the Birmingham Bowl.

Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement Sunday, saying the sophomore from Winter Haven is dealing with family issues and wants to be closer to home.

McElwain adds: "Family comes first in this program, and we will grant him his release and we will do everything we can to help him."

The 5-foot-7, 226-pound Lane ran 24 times for 181 yards and a touchdown last season. Most of that came against East Carolina in the bowl, where he carried 16 times for 109 yards and a score.

Lane missed part of spring practice and was seemingly behind Kelvin Taylor and freshman Jordan Scarlett on the depth chart.

The team also announced that freshman defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis has enrolled and will practice for the first time Sunday.