Mississippi Made: A Decade of Running Backs

Whenever a player is ranked number one at his position in any state across the map, high expectations are placed upon that individual. The running back position is an extremely popular position however. Most highly rated backs are expected to contribute immediately and explosively. Today we will take a blast into the past, and check out the state of Mississippi’s top running back prospect the past 10 years. Did they live up to their expectations, or switch positions in college, or possibly squan
January 8, 2017

Senior RB Ready To Carry The Load

Senior running back Desmond Johnson has played in a lot of big games, so he knows he'll be counted on heavily to produce Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. He talked about the team's preparation, his role in the offense, and what he expects Saturday in Nebraska in this interview with GoldenEaglePride.com.
August 27, 2012

Wealth Of Experience

Southern Miss has started the final week of practice leading up to the Spring Game this Saturday. With a wealth of experience, the running backs have picked up the offense well and are ready to have a big year as a group. We talked with Coach Buckley after practice today, and he gave us some insight into the battle at the running back position.
April 9, 2012

Eagles Continue Prep For Houston

The Eagles received a big lift when running back Desmond Johnson returned from injury. Now the star running back and his teammates are heading to Houston for the Conference USA Championship game. Johnson talked about the match-up with GoldenEaglePride.com after practice.
November 30, 2011

Johnson Readies For Season

Desmond Johnson knows he has some mighty big shoes to fill this season. With the departure of the school's All-Time leader rusher, Damion Fletcher, Johnson will do his part to hold the rope as the Golden Eagles look for someone to step up and make plays on the ground. After a redshirt year and a year to understudy, Johnson feels he is ready to make an impact.
August 3, 2010

Qualified and Healthy

Desmond Johnson was a Dandy Dozen member and one of USM's key signees. He has plenty of good news to share to the Eagle fans!! To listen watch below.
May 20, 2008

Michigan Targets Magnolia Speedster

The Michigan Wolverines seem to be popping up in recruiting locations that they haven't had a history of being present in. With the hiring of linebackers coach Jay Hopson, one the new doors that has been opened is to the state of Mississippi. Now Yazoo City (MS) RB Desmond Johnson is thinking about the Maize & Blue. Is Michigan the favorite?
January 24, 2008

Desmond Johnson takes in first official visit

Desmond Johnson (RB, Yazoo City, MS) - The 6' 0", 185 running back has been though a lot this season. Despite a serious injury, offers have continued to pile up. Johnson is now focused on making his college selection and preparing to play football on the next level.
January 14, 2008