After causing much concern around the college football world Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson, who had been missing since Monday, was said to been found safe in Dallas on Thursday.
Further information is forthcoming after Johnson’s mother confirmed his safety to the university police department. Police said that Johnson was last seen leaving his College Station home around 5 p.m. on Monday.
Johnson’s mother, Linda Hanks, told WFAA-TV she left Dallas and traveled to College Station as authorities searched for her missing son. Johnson then was found 180 miles north in Dallas.
It’s a relief for Hanks and the Texas A&M family. Emotions were running high after the Aggies defeated then No. 1 Alabama over the weekend, but the disappearance of Johnson stopped everyone in their tracks. Coach Kevin Sumlin thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers during the efforts of locating Johnson.
The campus police scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning.
In the end of all this, Johnson may feel disappointed for shifting everyones spirits in College Station after their big win to worrying about Johnson’s safety. You have to ask yourself why and how the situation got to the point it did where the authorities were out looking for him.
Johnson is a freshman though and young players have difficult times handling their emotions at such a young age. He may have been feeling the pressure of football and school and felt like he needed to get away.
Johnson has appeared in 10 games this season, and has 30 catches for 339 yards and a touchdown.
Thankfully Johnson is back safe and hopefully he can figure things out.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.
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