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Former Madison County standout impressing early for Florida State

Posted at 12:12 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 00:12:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Day two of practice commenced down south for the Florida State football team on Wednesday, and even though he's been on campus just a few short weeks, a certain freshman is catching the eye of head coach Willie Taggart.

Madison County's Travis Jay is wowing the head coach already. Jay was a two way player for the Cowboys, and coach Taggart says playing quarterback in high school has actually helped him in the secondary this year at Florida State, and he's excited to see what Jay can do the rest of the season.

"I'll tell you the last two practices he's pretty much ended practice with an interception. That's good for a young guy," said Taggart on Wednesday. "You see him each day he's getting comfortable with what he's doing. The more comfortable he gets, you see his athletic ability take over. He's showing us exactly why we recruited. He's a heck of a talent. We can see that young man helping us this year."

Mike Coe, Jay's coach at Madison County, said on Twitter after hearing the praise from Taggart that Jay is "the best I've ever coached."

The Seminoles practice for the final time at IMG on Wednesday. They practice in Tallahassee on Friday.