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Five-star to take his time

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Five-star running back/defensive back Stafon Johnson (6-1, 210, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey may be adding the position of quarterback to his resume. Rivals.com recently saw the talented youngster at a seven-on-seven and truth be told, Johnson did a nice job throwing the football.
Still it is highly doubtful that Johnson will earn his scholie lining up behind center. He will more than likely tote the football on the D-I level, not throw the football if he plays on the offensive side of the football.
Johnson recently was one of the standouts at the talent laden USC camp last June. He ran a 4.40 and a 4.48 (forty) and recorded a 37 ½-inch vertical.
With the athleticism and versatility of Johnson is easy to figure out why he is one of the most sought after players in America.
At the moment Johnson estimates his offer totals somewhere between 40 to 50.
Both local teams USC and UCLA are still in the hunt according to Johnson. He also mentioned Cal, Michigan, Miami, Tennessee and Florida as teams he's interested in.
"I probably won't make up my mind anytime too soon," Johnson said. "I'm going to take my time with this. It is an important decision."
"Before the summer is over I'm hoping to take an unofficial visit to Cal," Johnson said. "I may see more schools if there is time."
For his junior season 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.
Dorsey defensive coordinator Ralph Caldwell is filled with praise for his outstanding two-way standout.
"Stafon is one of those special guys that comes along once every 15 years or so," Caldwell said. "Like Herschel Walker or Bo Jackson he's just one of those guys that come along and do special things that's Stafon, plus he's a great kid."
Rivals.com will be getting a new highlight film of Johnson in action. It will contain an up close look at "The Hit."
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