Five-star running back Stafon Johnson, who calls himself "The Prince", announced his decision earlier today on ESPNews. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder had been up in the air on a decision as late as last night, but the Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey prospect came to a conclusion between Southern Cal, Georgia and Washington.
"I decided to commit to Southern Cal," he said. "Coach McNair was a huge part of my decision along with the opportunity that USC presents at running back. The decision also allows me to be close to home which is important to me because I'm very close to my family.
"One other factor that played into it was that I have become very friendly with current Southern Cal running back LenDale White. I've talked to him about USC and my role there and all that stuff."
The Rivals100 running back made an official visit last week to Athens that really confused things, but in the end it just wasn't enough.
"I liked Georgia quite a bit, but Southern Cal felt like home and it was the place for me."
Johnson chose the Trojans over offers from Georgia, Washington, California, Florida, Miami, UCLA and others.
As a senior, the No. 18 player in the country ran for 1,866 yards and 17 touchdowns. Johnson is rated the No. 2 running back in the country and No. 2 player in California.