And Then There Were Two

With only a week left until National Signing Day 2006, the race to lock up some of the nation's top uncommitted prospects has reached a full on sprint. The Georgia Bulldogs are in contention for a couple of those players and Wednesday night saw almost their entire coaching staff travel clear across the country to meet with's #2 RB in Stafon Johnson. Read all about their visit with the Los Angeles star right here.

"They brought Coach Callaway, Coach Smart, Coach Garner and Coach Richt. Coach Richt is such a great dude. My home visit didn't have to sell me on that, I already knew it. My mom loves him too because he's a religious man," Stafon Johnson said.

Making the cross-country trip just to see Stafon certainly made an impact upon him.

"It shows their dedication to me. It's overwhelming that a school from the southeast is coming all the way out to see me. They stopped at a basketball game and everyone was like ‘wow' because you don't see that too much out here. You usually don't see schools from that far away."

With Johnson fresh off his official visit, he didn't have to be reminded too much of what the Dawgs had to offer. The visit was mainly for his mom to have a chance to bond with the staff as he did.

"They talked about the environment and the surroundings there, all about Georgia basically. Coach Richt described his coaching philosophy and what they believe in. All my questions were answered on my visit there. Tonight was just a recap."

The Dawgs met with the Dorsey star's mother for close to an hour and a half but before that they also stopped by to meet his father.

"Georgia just dropped in to say hi to my dad and to introduce themselves since he hadn't met them before. They just wanted to make sure they talked to him."

With in-home visits now complete, Johnson is ready to trim his list to a final pair.

"Right now it's just mostly USC and Georgia. There is not a leader right now."

With the Trojans and Bulldogs the last two standing, what sticks out to Stafon the most about each of them at this late juncture?

USC: "It's at home. That's the thing I like the most."

Georgia: "I just like the environment the most at Georgia."

Johnson had previously said he would possibly announce on signing day but his decision is going to come quicker than most could have imagined.

"Actually I'm going to make my decision on ESPN this Friday. It's on one of the networks. I'm not sure what time it will be or anything yet."

One thing is for sure and that's that either Pete Carroll or Mark Richt will have themselves a gem of an athlete on their campus next fall in the person of Stafon Johnson.

Who will take home his commitment? Stay tuned to to find out…

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