RECRUITING: OU makes 5-star Califoria RBs list

Los Angeles, Calif. running back Stafon Johnson talks about his game, list and interest in OU.

Stafon Johnson, RB, 6'0, 202, 4.4, LOS ANGELES (DORSEY HS), CALIFORNIA:

Stafon Johnson is a dynamite runner who takes control of every game that he is in. In talent-rich California, Johnson is regarded as one of the top running backs in state, and the country for that matter.

Johnson goes into this season as a three-year starter, splitting time in the backfield the first two years Jeremiah Johnson (Oregon) the last two years.

"We played together in the same backfield running split backs, or spreading out and putting one of us at receiver. We had different formations that took advantage of both of us."

Last season, Stafon rushed for 1,839 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Jeremiah rushed for 1,680 yards and 20 touchdowns. As a sophomore, Stafon rushed for 1,464 and 18 touchdowns.

"I can catch the ball as well, because I have played in the slot so much with Jeremiah in the backfield," Johnson said. "I will still be used the same this year. Last year, I would have a bad game and he would take over and visa versa. I am more of a big play type of back. I am looking to score very time I touch the ball. I can pound the ball, but I am always looking for the big play."

Johnson can bench 305 pounds and squats close to 600, while also posting a 38 ½ inch vertical leap. Johnson attended the USC rising senior summer camp and ran a 4.38 and 4.42 forty. In track, he runs the 100M (10.74), 200M (21.6) and the third leg on the relays.

Johnson has been offered by over 45 schools and he is still going through the recruiting process.

"I am just worried about my season to tell you the truth," said Johnson. "I am just working to get this ring and finish off what we started last year.

"Some of the main schools that I am looking at are USC, Tennessee, Michigan, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, Auburn and some others. All of those schools have offered me."

What are his thoughts on Oklahoma?

"It is a great school with a great opportunity for me," said Johnson. "I just know that they put people into the pros, but other than that I don't know that much about them. I am not sure where I am going to visit, but I will consider them."

Johnson has qualified.

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