The Florida State Seminoles football team hit the practice fields on Wednesday morning for their second practice of the week. After practice, a trio of players caught up with the media, including defensive back Travis Jay. Jay has played primarily corner back this fall, and been one of the best performers in camp. On the move to cornerback, Jay said, “It’s been an easy adjustment, I came in my freshman year playing corner. I can move around and play other positions. At corner, I’ve just been focusing on technique.”
The biggest difference for Jay has been the year of preparation leading up to opening weekend. He explained the differences from last year to now. “Last year, we didn’t get many opportunities to do things as a team with the coaches. With us being out here every day in camp, being together, competing, and coaches doing their jobs, everything’s better and smoother,” said Jay.
The defensive back has put on some weight to add strength to his frame, but also feels faster with the extra pounds. “I’m bigger. I’m up to 203 right now. It feels good, I feel faster and stronger.”
The cornerback group has been aided by a strong group of freshmen. On the young additions to the group, Jay said, “I love our freshman because they’re willing to compete. They see it from the older guys. We battling everyday. I love our young guys.”
Jay spoke specifically on freshman Shyheim Brown. Jay played against Brown back in high school. On the freshman safety, he said, “He’s a physical tackler. He likes to hit, he can cover. He’s a big safety. I love him.”
For Jay’s whole interview, see below: