Earlier last month, Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson gave everyone inside and outside the football program a giant scare when he suddenly disappeared and went missing. Johnson eventually turned up a few days later, but he has now let head coach Kevin Sumlin know that he will be leaving the school.
“Just trying to figure out what his next step is going to be,” Sumlin told the San Antonio Express-News.
Back in mid-November, Johnson failed to show up for Aggies practice and immediately sent his teammates and the local community into a panic about his whereabouts and well-being. He was found safe two days later near the Dallas area, but the question still lingers as to why he decided to split before practice and not tell anybody.
Johnson was a top recruit a year ago, and after returning to the team on November 15, was the Aggies third best receiver with 30 catches for 339 yards and a touchdown. However, he did not play in Texas A&M’s last two games and obviously will not be with the team when they play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl.
Sumlin said that the next step for Johnson could be to take some time away from football before eventually returning. Sumlin said he has left the door open for Johnson to return if he feels that’s the right thing to do.