Florida State Seminoles' quarterback Jordan Travis: 'I’ve numerous unfinished enterprise' – Tallahassee Democrat
Jordan Travis’ time at Florida State will not be over but.
On Monday, the redshirt junior sign caller introduced his intention to return to the Seminoles for the 2023 season.
There was hypothesis for a lot of the season on whether or not Travis could be finished following his fifth yr in school and the fourth with FSU.
Following Saturday’s apply, Travis answered why he in the end determined to return.
“I truthfully felt like I wanted one other yr,” Travis mentioned. “Simply to maintain going and to indicate what I can do. I really feel like I improved quite a bit this yr. I’ve numerous unfinished enterprise.
“I got here to Florida State to win each single recreation I play and win a championship on the finish of the day.”
Travis helped lead the Seminoles to a 9-3 season they usually’ll tackle Oklahoma (6-6) within the Cheez-It Bowl Dec. 29 at Tenting World Stadium in Orlando (5:30 p.m. on ESPN).
The Seminoles are in search of their first 10-win season since 2016.
Travis threw for two,796 yards, 22 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in his first season of being the unquestioned starter in his profession. He additionally added 75 rushes for 367 yards and 7 touchdowns.
For good measure, Travis additionally had a two-yard receiving landing.
“I believe he is the most effective gamers in school soccer,” Norvell mentioned following Friday’s apply. “It may be continued progress, continued confidence, taking his recreation to the following stage with each element. There’s not only one particular space, ‘that is the place you’ll want to enhance,’ it is why he is gotten to the purpose he is gotten to.
“As a result of he takes that all-inclusive strategy, the possession of each motion, simply the chief that he’s and what he brings to his applications. It is what makes him particular. So, we’ll deal with all areas and proceed to develop.”
Weight off shoulders
Travis mentioned he knew midway by this season he was coming again, regardless of initially making a remark that this might be his closing season throughout the ACC Media Day in Charlotte in July.
For Travis, his key was the timing of when to announce it.
“It took numerous weight off my shoulders,” Travis mentioned. “I used to be fascinated with it quite a bit. I simply could not wait to get it on the market. I used to be attempting actually arduous, attempting to push it on the market, however they needed to make the timing proper. I’m completely happy it is out, I’m completely happy to come back again.”
Whereas many followers questioned about Travis’ determination main as much as and following the season finale towards rival Florida Gators, a few of his teammates disclosed they knew Travis’ intentions beforehand.
“I positively knew about him coming again earlier than lots of people knew,” FSU WR Mycah Pittman mentioned. “It was nice. The momentum is there; we all know what we’re able to doing, and we consider in coach Norvell main us, and we consider in J-Trav main us… I’m simply happy with him; I’m happy with the best way he’s taking part in; I’m happy with this crew.”
Recruiting for large 2023
A part of the rationale Travis needed to announce shortly about his return was to get out forward of the recruiting potential gamers each in highschool and within the portal.
“That is why I needed to get it out, so everybody might see I used to be coming again and I might go attain out to guys, he mentioned. “That was necessary.”
FSU has been energetic within the switch portal coming into this season, with Travis himself being a Louisville switch.
The Seminoles added Pittman, in addition to main receiver Johnny Wilson, working again Trey Benson, linebacker Tatum Bethune and defensive finish Jared Verse, amongst others, by the portal forward of final season.
Travis added he assisted somewhat in getting the transfers added to the crew final season.
His pitch to new recruits has been Norvell and the way the tradition the third-year coach has constructed has led to numerous gamers not opting out of the bowl recreation, regardless of graduating, transferring or turning professional.
“That is what I used to be speaking to the recruits about,” Travis mentioned. “It reveals what sort of coach Coach Norvell is. There are numerous guys within the switch portal who aren’t even considering of taking part in in a bowl recreation. It simply reveals how a lot respect we now have for him.
“This can be a particular place. He is a particular individual. Everybody has respect for him. He is helped us quite a bit develop. He tells us how it’s, that is what I believe folks respect most about him.
With all of these gamers, besides Verse and Wilson having introduced they’re returning, Travis mentioned he has appeared forward somewhat to the 2023 season.
“We will be particular,” Travis mentioned. “We now have numerous guys with expertise. However we now have one other recreation to complete, which is necessary.”
Travis is without doubt one of the a number of FSU gamers who’ve signed on with the brand new NIL collective, “The Battle’s Finish.”
Whereas he is a part of the brand new wave of school gamers who will probably be paid for his or her title, picture and likeness, Travis mentioned he’ll give again to the neighborhood when he can along with his new alternative.
“They have been attempting to get this round for some time now. We’re fortunate to be part of it now,” he mentioned. “However truthfully, I consider it as a chance to provide again to the neighborhood. Whenever you’re doing these items, you are getting cash, however it’s a must to give again to the neighborhood.
“You are doing issues, serving to youngsters out, going to colleges, studying to youngsters. That is a very powerful factor for me, going out and serving to folks out. I really feel like that is necessary. We now have numerous affect on folks. Our platform is wonderful and we now have to proceed to make use of it.”
Who: No. 13 Florida State vs. Oklahoma
When/The place: Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m.; Tenting World Stadium in Orlando
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