One of the nation's best football players is without doubt five-star prospect Stafon Johnson (6-0, 200, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey. Johnson was stellar in Dorsey's home opener leading the Dons to victory over a very tough Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne team 15-7.
Johnson rushed for 150 yards while playing quarterback and he passed for 97 yards while throwing for a touchdown.
What makes Johnson's statistics even more impressive is the fact that Dorsey high school is breaking in a new offense and this was the first time that Johnson has played the whole game at quarterback his high school career.
Johnson only played safety the last three minutes of the game because as Johnson said, "The safeties played a great game and lined up in the right spots."
It probably doesn't surprise many that Johnson's phone has been working overtime since coaches have been allowed to call on September 1st.
"I have received plenty of phone calls since coaches have been allowed to call again," Johnson said. "Some of the calls kind of shocked me like the ones from Pete Carroll (USC), Tyrone Willingham (Washington), Karl Dorrell (UCLA), and Urban Meyer (Florida)."
"Almost everybody that is recruiting me has called," Johnson said. "Those are the ones I remember."
"I haven't decided on any visits yet," Johnson said. "I will probably start to think about what schools I'll visit next month, but I probably won't make up my mind on what college I will attend until close to signing day."
"I'm not sure if I'll go to any games this weekend but I could go to USC's home opener."
As a junior, Johnson rushed for 1,839 on 213 carries while averaging 8.6 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns. His performance saw him earn 2004 Los Angeles City Offensive Player of the Year, all-city, all-conference and named to the Los Angeles Times all-star team.
Remember Johnson achieved all of his honors as a running back while sharing the rock with Oregon freshman Jeremiah Johnson.
Johnson is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2006 landing as the nation's No. 15 prospect at any position. He is also rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 1 safety prospect.
As good as Johnson is as a safety, he projects as a running back in college.