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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thomas Johnson leaves Texas A&M

By Edward Aschoff

Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson has withdrawn from school and his future with the Aggies has yet to be determined, coach Kevin Sumlin said.

The Texas A&M University Police Department went on a search for Johnson back in November. He went missing for more than 48 hours, but was later found in his hometown of Dallas. Johnson is back with his family and is trying to figure out what to do about his future.

"That's an ongoing process right now," Sumlin said Wednesday. "I think he's trying to decide where he is, if he's coming back, if he comes back next semester, if he's going to take the year off or if he's going to transfer. In my conversations with him that's where he is. He's just trying to figure out what his next step is going to be."

Johnson had a pretty productive first year with the Aggies. In 10 games, he caught 30 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown. Sumlin said that he will support whatever decision Johnson makes, even if it means that he leaves A&M's program for good. The well-being of Johnson is all that Sumlin is concerned about at this point.

"We're going to support him in any of those three [options]," Sumlin said. "That's his decision and he's with his family and is trying to figure it out."