"The coaching change was big for me because I've know coach Schiano through this whole process, but now coach Schiano has left and it's a little uncertainly there, but it's still all about the players in that program," Thomas said. "I knew I wasn't picking Rutgers for the coaches. It was more for the program. I liked the people in the program, the players in the program, I have great relationships with them all. I feel like it's a great fit for me."