MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Prosecutors subpoenaed Deandre Johnson and met with him at the Juvenile Justice Center in Miami Thursday afternoon as they determine whether they will charge 17-year-old Brihanna Rolle as an adult for stabbing him.READ MORE: ‘I Know What That Pain Feels Like’: Parkland Parents Heartbroken After School Shooting In Michigan
High school sophomore and football player Johnson has so many scars he looks like he’s been through battle.
“I felt them cutting me open, cutting my clothing,” Johnson told CBS4’s Natalia Zea as he coughed.
He says he still has a tough time catching his breath, and the nightmares and flashbacks of the attack on him in the Killian High School cafeteria March 31st haunt him.
“It’s constantly on my mind. It’s hard to sleep at night. (The attack) was crazy, the feeling of dying. It was crazy,” said Johnson.
Classmates shot cell phone video of Deandre after his attacker cut his upper body with a large knife. A nearby girl held a shirt to his bleeding body.
“She was telling me to stay calm, stay awake, and to open my eyes. She was applying pressure to the wound. I’m very thankful to her because without her I could have possibly died.”READ MORE: Miami Art Week Kicks Off With VIP Party
Security restrained 17-year-old Rolle right after the attack. Police charged her with the stabbing and say they found two additional knives and a grilling fork in her backpack.
Until now, it wasn’t clear what relationship Deandre and Brianna had. Deandre’s family attorney Judd Rosen says there was essentially no relationship at all.
“He does not know her. He had no relationship with her. They shared a class together but they had no interaction at all. He doesn’t know her. He’s just a good looking guy, handsome, young football star, the type of person we all want our kids to grow up to be like and she chose him because he was a target. He was just her target,” said Rosen.
Prosecutors asked Deandre not to discuss the attack itself, and they met with him as they consider whether to charge Brihanna as an adult.
Deandre is just focused on his recovery and his hope to get back on the football field. And he has a message to his fellow Killian Cougars.
“I just miss you guys, thankful for all the support you guys gave me. And I just want to let you guys know that I’m doing fine.”
Deandre will be home schooled for the rest of the year and will head back to school in the fall – though his attorney says he hasn’t decided whether he will consider Killian safe enough to go there again.MORE NEWS: ‘Camping In A Glamorous Way’: Hollywood Condo Residents Keep Chins Up After Fire Leaves Them In The Dark
As for Rolle, she remains locked up in juvenile detention. She has a court hearing Tuesday.