Billey Joe Johnson, Top High School Football Recruit, Dies in Possible Traffic Stop Suicide

Posted Dec 8th 2008 6:00PM by Will Brinson (author feed)
Filed under: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi, NCAA FB Police Blotter, NCAA FB Recruiting

Billey Joe Johnson was considered one of the top high school football recruits in Mississippi, as well as the country, until his shocking death early Monday morning.

Johnson, hailing from Jackson, Miss., rushed for more than 1,500 yards his last season, totaling over 4,000 for his career, and received scholarship offers from a number of major schools including Alabama, LSU and Mississippi as a top-rated recruit by both Scout and Rivals.

Johnson died of a (possibly self-inflicted) gun wound early Monday after being pulled by a sheriff’s deputy.

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Should be interesting to see how this plays out. God rest his soul.

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