FSU coach Willie Taggart spoke about the early signing period class.
Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State brought some much-needed depth to its quarterback room with the addition of Louisville transfer quarterback Jordan Travis, who announced his decision Wednesday.
Travis originally hails from North Palm Beach where he played at the Benjamin School. He arrives at FSU with four years left to play four after spending just one year with the Cardinals, picking the Seminoles over UCF, USF and FAU.
Out of high school, Travis was a three-star prospect, the No. 25 dual-threat quarterback and No. 889 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. As a senior at Benjamin, Travis threw for 2,190 yards and 24 touchdowns, adding 905 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns.
He played in three games for UL as a true freshman, completing four of 14 (28.6 percent) passes for 71 yards with a touchdown and an interception along with 40 rushing yards on eight carries.
Five games into the season, Travis announced that he would be transferring from Louisville.
His older brother, Devon, played baseball at FSU from 2010 through 2012 and is now with the Toronto Blue Jays.
It’s unknown at this time if Travis will be eligible immediately via a hardship waiver from the NCAA or if he will have to sit out next season.
With Deondre Francois’ future up in the air as he weighs his decision to play professionally or return for his senior season and Sam Howell flipping his commitment from FSU to North Carolina, FSU has just one assured quarterback returning next season in redshirt sophomore James Blackman.
Travis adds depth to a room that desperately needs it and has the athleticism to be a fit in Willie Taggart’s Gulf Coast Offense.