Football Notebook: Flood Updates Offseason

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Rutgers coach Kyle Flood addressed a series of news topics at the conclusion of his charity golf tournament. Flood announced the departure of cornerback Ian Thomas from the program, and other topics during a session with the media.

For the second time in a year, cornerback Ian Thomas has left the Rutgers program. Thomas returned on a conditional bases in the spring, but did not report for the summer program, said coach Kyle Flood.

"Ian Thomas is no longer with our team," Flood said. "We are currently playing Dre Boggs on defense at corner, and I'll leave open the possibility of him doing some things on offense for us. We are not working him there right now."

Fifth-year Addition

Flood confirmed the addition of a fifth-year graduate player for the season. The player is former Kansas wide receiver Andrew Turzilli, as ScarletReport.com reported earlier this week.

"We are anticipating the arrival of a one-year player, a fifth-year transfer who has graduated from another institution but he's not enrolled yet," Flood said. "We're working through that process right now, so we cannot announce his name. We're looking forward to doing that in the next couple of days."

Momentum

Rutgers has seen a momentum shift in recruiting, that includes four commitments in the last five days. With former four-star quarterback Hayden Rettig as a highlight, Rutgers had a strong week in recruiting.

"It's been a good weekend," Flood said. "…A commitment on Friday and a commitment on Saturday of two players we're really excited about and then a commitment a couple of hours ago of another player we're really excited about."

$60,000 raised

Rutgers raised a total of $60,000 dollars with more than 300 golfers in attendance at today's golf event. The event at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, N.J. The event benefited Team LeGrand, Embrace Kids Foundation and Together 4 Kids.

"It's three great charities, and really just a great way to end what has been a really fine program and for me personally," Flood said.


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