Stafon Johnson recruiting update

Stafon Johnson is expected to be one of the top running back recruits in the country for the Class of 2006 after leading his team to the L.A. City title game last season. Click below to learn more about this exciting prospect.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
40 time: 4.43
Bench: 275
Vertical: 35"
From: Los Angeles, California
High School : Dorsey

As a junior, Stafon Johnson rushed 209 times for 1,879 yards and 18 touchdowns. On defense, at free safety, he had 25 tackles and three interceptions. Johnson was named first team all-state underclass and the Los Angeles Offensive Player of the Year. Some have him tabbed as the top running back along the west coast this recruiting cycle.

"I am great at seeing the whole field," says Johnson. "I have great vision, power and speed."

He also runs track where his fastest 100 time is 10.7 and 200 time is 21.9. Johnson also competes in the 400. His father, Mark Johnson, is one of the track coaches at Dorsey.

The running back claims current written offers from Baylor, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Cal, and Arizona. "My top five are USC, Tennessee, Florida, Cal, and UCLA.

"USC is my favorite. It has always been a dream of mine to go there. I have grown up right down the street from campus. My whole family likes them. My father is a die-hard fan."

There is a good chance he will attend the Trojans' Junior Day, April 3rd.

Across town, UCLA is not ready to concede Johnson to the Trojans by a long shot. "UCLA has been showing me a lot of attention. I really like the coaches there - especially Coach (running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Eric) Bieniemy. He is a down-to-earth guy and he is also a straight-shooter. He does not talk out the side of his mouth. I have real respect for him."

Johnson says his parents' main concern for him is to find a place that will offer him a good education.

He has not decided on any summer camp plans.

Johnson carries a 2.8 core GPA and scored a 910 on his SAT. He would like to major in Musical Engineering. Top Stories