February 1, 2012

Despite coaching change, Thomas gives nod to the Knights

When Franklin (Md.) High wide receiver Ian Thomas stood up to address his classmates, parents and coaches on Wednesday morning the first words out of his mouth were "crazy," "hectic, " and "wild." Thomas was referring to his long, drawn out recruiting process, but he mine as well have been talking about the loop he threw everyone for on National Signing Day. With many expecting the three-star recruit to sign with the Iowa Hawkeyes, where he took his final official visit on January 20th, Thomas instead pledged to Rutgers University, the school that just saw their former head coach, Greg Schiano, leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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