"Northwestern was a nice place but it just wasn't for me," said running back Travis Thomas.
"They're down right now but Northwestern has a good coach staff and I'm sure they'll turn it around.
"The campus atmosphere just didn't do it for me. Northwestern is a great academic institution but it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of social life there.
"I'm going to Iowa next weekend. I've already been to Notre Dame and Purdue. Boston College (12-6) will be last visit.
"Notre Dame is still my leader. Iowa is right there and I haven't ruled out Purdue yet either."
Thomas, 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, from Washington, Pennsylvania is a three-year varsity starter that rushed for 1,110 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2002.
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