Desmond Johnson Profile
"I had 303 yards and four touchdowns when it happened," said Johnson. "We were up 33-19 when all of this stuff happened. My team put their heads down a little bit and the other team came back to win the game."
The "It" Desmond is referring to is a broken leg that occurred this past Friday night against Canton High School.
When speaking to Johnson you get the sense that he is still coming to grips with it all, but he appears to be keeping his chin up the best he can.
"I am doing alright," said Desmond. "I have just been sitting up watching some TV. I feel depressed about losing my senior season and all. I have a doctor's appointment on Friday, so I will find out what all is going to happen then. The only thing I know to do right know is to keep my leg propped up until Friday and that's what I am doing."
Several of Desmond's friends and neighbors have stopped by to offer their support to the talented running back in his time of need.
"People are stopping by," said Johnson. "Some people are bringing gifts and other people are just coming by to give me a little talk. They tell me that everything is going to be alright."
Johnson currently holds offers from LSU and Troy and one of those schools has already been back in touch with Desmond since his accident.
"I spoke to Troy," said Desmond. "I talked to them last night, I think. I told them about it and they said they were sorry about what happened. They are trying to get me to come in there for a visit."
Johnson has also been receiving regular calls from Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State during the past several weeks.
The talented running back will bounce back and he plans to come back bigger, faster and stronger than ever.
"It's not over," said Desmond. "It's not over."