MADISON, Fla. — Four-star cornerback Travis Jay committed to Florida State during a visit in early March.

Recently, following a spring practice at Madison County, the talented defensive back reflected on that day.

“I am not going to say that I knew I was going to commit that day, but I knew I wanted to bring my momma and my auntie over before I did anything,” Jay said. “I brought my momma over that day. That is when I decided to commit. I knew I was going to go there anyways, so why not go ahead and get it done.”

The moment still resonates with the 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back, who chose the Seminoles over interest from numerous schools including Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and more.

“It was a dream come true. A blessing,” Jay said. “I’ve always wanted to play at Florida State. Always watching them on TV, I knew I wanted to be one of those guys. Getting that chance is a blessing.”

The moment wasn’t only for him. It was also for his mother, and other family members. Jay spoke about the emotions of that day and the weight on his shoulders to excel over the coming years and maximize all opportunities as a student-athlete.

“The moment we got there, she started crying. We were in the locker room with some of the coaches, like Coach Mario [Edwards Sr.] and she was crying. Once I committed in the room, she really cried again. She was emotional. But it was great,” Jay said.

“I want to do great for her,” Jay added. “That is why I keep going. That is why I work so hard. She is the reason I do every thing. Her, my brother and my sister, and both of my grandmas. They are why I work hard.