The discussion surrounding the quarterback position at Florida State was already at a steady murmur before this year’s Early Signing Period. Then the Seminoles missed on high school prospect Sam Howell, shortly before what we’d all been hearing about Deondre Francois made news. And that murmur rose to a deafening roar, one that asked an undeniable question: what will the ’Noles do at QB?
For now, we have an answer— or at least the first part of an answer, one that we specifically suggested as a possibility. And that’s transfer quarterback Jordan Travis, who left the Louisville Cardinals after one season and will now play for FSU. A product of The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, FL, Travis (6’2, 185) was a three-star QB prospect who signed as part of UL’s 2018 class. He came out of high school considered the nation’s No. 25 dual-threat quarterback, the 128th best player in Florida, and the country’s No. 890 player overall. In addition to the Cards, Travis also had scholarship offers from Georgia, North Carolina, Baylor, UCF, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Marshall, USF, Appalachian State, and others.
Travis is a strong runner, capable of punishing a defense which does not account for his legs.
And he has a big arm.
During his lone season at Louisville, Travis played in three games, completing 4-14 passes for 71 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also rushed 8 times for 40 yards. Because he played in just a trio of games, Travis will be able to treat the 2018 season as a redshirt year.
Travis already has an interesting connection to Florida State: his brother, Devon Travis, played baseball for the Seminoles before moving on to an MLB career. After being drafted by Detroit in 2012, he came up through the Tigers’ minor league system and was then traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, where he’s spent time with the big club since 2015.
For a more in-depth look at Travis, check out this scouting report and Q&A we did with our sister site that covers Louisville.